After initially seeming to take not going to the World Cup in a jokey manner, England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has, through a series of tweets, opened up on his disappointment of being left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad.

Wilshere, who made his senior Three Lions debut in 2011, then added:

Fans have been divided over Southgate’s contentious decision to drop Wilshere in favour of Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

For while Wilshere has had an injury-wrecked few years, he’s just enjoyed one of his best seasons till date with Arsenal.

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Initially out of Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans, the 26-year-old forced his way into the reckoning as he made 29 starts for the Gunners.

On the other hand, Loftus-Cheek has been excellent while on loan at Crystal Palace, playing a crucial role in the Eagles’ miraculous Premier League survival.

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Southgate’s selected the third-youngest England squad in history and has repeatedly insisted he’s looking not just at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but the 2020 Euros and the 2022 World Cup as well.

Perhaps his longsightedness is what made Loftus-Cheek’s case stronger,  for the 22-year-old is definitely one for the future.

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England have been drawn in Group G with Belgium, Panama and Tunisia and they open their campaign on June 18 when the Three Lions take on Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena.