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Arsenal legend calls for Gunners midfielder to play for England in European Under-21 Championship this summer

The Daily Mail is reporting that Jack Wilshere has been encouraged to play for England in the Under 21 European Championship this summer by Arsenal and Three Lions legend David Seaman.

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Wilshere, along with the likes of Merseyside duo Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling are regulars in Roy Hodgson’s senior side but are also eligible to be selected by Gareth Southgate for the Under 21 squad should he wish to do so.

Seaman, who played 75 times for the national side, believes all three should travel to the Czech Republic for the tournament and feels in Wilshere’s case it would be beneficial for his match fitness:

“He has not played a lot of football this season and, if he is fit, he should go.” he told talkSport (via Daily Mail).

The 23-year-old midfielder hasn’t made an appearance for Arsenal since injuring his ankle against Manchester United in November but was on the bench against Crystal Palace last month and is understood to be closing in on a return to full fitness according to the Mirror.

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