Jack Wilshere to miss out on England's World Cup squad
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By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 16/05/18 2:08pm
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will not be part of the England squad at this summer's World Cup, Sky sources understand.
Wilshere becomes the second high-profile player understood to be told by manager Gareth Southgate on Tuesday he will not be involved in Russia, with Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who spent the season on loan at West Ham, also believed to have been informed he has been omitted.
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Hart's City team-mate Fabian Delph is the most likely to take the final midfield spot in Wilshere's absence.
Southgate called Wilshere up to his squad for the recent friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy but injury forced him to pull out.
The 26-year-old won the last of his 34 caps in Euro 2016 when England were knocked out by Iceland.
Ahead of the squad announcement on Wednesday, Wilshere gave a light-hearted response on social media to the news that he would not be in the squad.
Swansea defender Alfie Mawson will also not be included in the England World Cup squad after he underwent successful knee surgery on Monday, keeping him out for between six weeks and two months.
Southgate names his 23-man World Cup squad on Wednesday.
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