England: Arsene Wenger backs Jack Wilshere to star in Brazil

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists that midfielder Jack Wilshere can return from his recent injury setback and still star for England at the World Cup.

Wilshere is set to spend eight weeks on the sidelines after scans revealed a hairline fracture in his left foot following England’s friendly win over Denmark on Wednesday night. The 22-year-old picked up the knock after a tackle from Liverpool’s Daniel Agger and he will now miss a crucial part of the season.

With the World Cup on the horizon, Wenger insists that Wilshere will need to be 100 percent fit if he is to travel to Brazil.

Despite picking up another injury, Wenger claims that Wilshere can return better than ever and star for Roy Hodgson’s side this summer.

He said: “When you go to a tournament like that, you have to be 100 per cent fit. I am confident Jack will be because the timescale is all right.

“He can have a great World Cup if all works well. If you look at the number of weeks until the end of the season, then you have still six weeks before the start of the World Cup.

“He will be fully fit to play (for Arsenal) and then you have still preparation games (with England).”

England boss Hodgson will be hoping Wilshere can return on time, with the midfielder expected to start for the Three Lions in Brazil. Hodgson’s side were made to work hard for their 1-0 on Wednesday and they can be backed at 30.00 to win the World Cup.

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