England manager Roy Hodgson hoping for big things from Jack Wilshere at World Cup

Image: Jack Wilshere: Played 71 minutes of England's 2-0 friendly defeat to Chile on Friday

England boss Roy Hodgson believes Jack Wilshere needs a good run in the Arsenal team in order to hit top form at next summer's World Cup.

Although Germany suffered the blow of losing Sami Khedira with a serious knee injury on Friday, their coach Joachim Low still has a plethora of talented options to choose from ahead of Tuesday's visit to Wembley. Hodgson is therefore thinking of deploying a younger body in midfield alongside Steven Gerrard, who is expected to return after sitting out the defeat to Chile with a hip problem. "That's something we are thinking about," Hodgson said. "I think we have got a lot of energy in our squad. "We are more than aware of the fact that they have a very dynamic midfield and we will have to be dynamic ourselves to keep them at bay."

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