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Jack Wilshere Doesn't Believe His Spot for Brazil is Safe

The Arsenal midfielder has confirmed that he needs to produce his top form to be in with a shout of making the final 23 man squad for Brazil.

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Laurence Griffiths

Speaking to the Telegraph, Wilshere commented:

Asked if he was “nailed on” for one of the 23 World Cup places, Wilshere said: “No, not at all. You have seen over the last couple of months, the talent there is, even in the Under-21s, Ravel Morrison and all these players coming through. You are never guaranteed, and cannot rest on your laurels. You are only as good as your last game, they say. So, when the time comes, I have to be on top form and there will be a lot of players looking to be as well.

"There are some big games coming up for the club at the moment, so I am just concentrating on that. By playing well for your club is where you are going to get into the England World Cup squad.”

I love this, Wilshere hasn't been in the kind of form that would guarantee him a spot in the squad. Aaron Ramsey and Flamini have been the star men for Arsenal so far this year and with Wilshere's injury history it's not far fetched to think that if he doesn't consistently play for Arsenal over the next six months, he won't be on the plane to Brazil.

I do like Wilshere, and I do think he is one of the most technically gifted English footballers in the league, however injuries have really slowed his development. I thought he looked decent against Chile and he at least showed a willingness to run past the strikers.

We can't avoid the fact that guys like Ravel Morrison, Ross Barkley and James Ward-Prowse continue to impress for their clubs, and if they do continue to perform at the highest level consistently, Wilshere will need to perform to the best of his ability to keep them out.

Saying all that, I still think Wilshere goes to Brazil based on his potential and technical ability on the ball.