Gunners playmaker was surprisingly axed against Montenegro on Friday.
England head coach Roy Hodgson is expected to recall Arsenal midfield player Jack Wilshere in place of Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard for Tuesday night’s must-win Fifa Group H World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley Stadium, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The playmaker was dropped by his manager for Friday evening’s crucial 4-1 win over Montenegro that kept the Three Lions at the top of the table ahead of second-placed Ukraine – who beat Poland 1-0 at home – and therefore still with their destiny within their own hands on the road to next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.
However, it is believed that Hodgson will now recall the 21-year-old to partner skipper Steven Gerrard in central midfield at the home of football against the fourth-in-the-table Poles, who have nothing to play for other than pride, with Lampard the man thought set to miss out after himself being given the hook in the second half against the Montenegrins.
Wilshere has been far from his best for the Gunners so far in this campaign, with the player still trying to regain full fitness after what has been an injury-ravaged past two years for the north London club, but how has his chance to shine on the biggest stage of all for his country.