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Gary Neville: 'Jack Wilshere is England's best midfielder by a street'

Neville: 'Wilshere England's best midfielder'
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Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is England's best midfielder "by a street" and could play in any team in Europe.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has said that Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is England's best midfielder "by a street" and could play in any team in Europe.

Wilshere, who has entered the final months of his current Gunners contract, has returned to form in Arsene Wenger's first team at the Emirates after suffering in recent seasons through injury and a lack of playing time.

Neville, who worked with Wilshere in the England setup alongside Roy Hodgson, has said that the 26-year-old must be considered for next year's World Cup finals in Russia.

"He's the best English midfield player by a street," the former full-back told Sky Sports News. "I worked with all of the English midfield players for four years and he could play in any single team in this country and live in that team or any single team in Europe, he is that good.

"I've worked with him and I've got no allegiance to Jack Wilshere or Arsenal Football Club and this is a fantastic player and talent, who is a must for England if he is fit and playing well.

"His performance levels are high, but the reliability is not good enough. You need him to play three, four or five seasons on the bounce. For me, he is the best midfield player that I saw with England in my time there."

Arsenal lost ground in the race for Champions League qualification last weekend after losing away to Bournemouth, while Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United all won their games.


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Jack Wilshere in the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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