Wilshere & Gibbs not included in England Under-21’s squad
Arsenal youngsters Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs have not been selected in Stuart Pearce’s England Under-21 squad for the upcoming friendly with Uzbekistan — a sign that the duo could be promoted to Fabio Capello’s senior side.
Both players were expected to be involved in the upcoming 2014 European Championship qualifiers, with 18-year-old Wilshere impressing throughout Arsenal’s pre-season campaign.
Added to that, Theo Walcott’s inclusion is also probable, meaning three Gunners’ stars could be playing for the senior team very shortly.
We’ll keep you up to date of their involvement if it happens, so stay tuned to the blog for that!
England Under-21 squad to play Uzbekistan at Ashton Gate on August 10 (kick-off 7.30pm):
Frankie Fielding (Blackburn Rovers), Alex McCarthy (Reading), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Blackburn Rovers), Martin Kelly (Liverpool), Michael Mancienne (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Marc Albrighton (Aston Villa), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Jack Cork (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Sunderland), Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic), Fabrice Muamba (Bolton Wanderers), Jack Rodwell (Everton), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Andy Carroll (Newcastle United), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).