Roy Hodgson has been given the thumbs up to play Jack Wilshere in England’s friendly international against Scotland at Wembley tomorrow evening, the Mirror understands.
The 21 year old is set to make only his second start for his country in 26 months, and his eighth appearance overall, with the blessing of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
Thomas Vermealen has insisted that he remains happy at Arsenal, despite rumours that he is set to leave the club,
The Belgian international barely featured in the latter part of the 2012/13 campaign, as Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertersacker emerged as the Gunners first choice centre-back partnership.
Barcelona and Manchester United have been linked with a move for 27 year old, though he has told Ad.nl that he is “working hard” in a bid to once again be in the first team at the Emirates.
Thomas Vermaelen’s days at the Emirates look numbered, as the club continue their pursuit of Swansea City captain Ashley Williams.
The Belgian international spent most of the final two months of the season on the substitute’s bench, with Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker Arsene Wenger’s preferred pairing at the heart of defence.
Arsenal duo Laurent Koscielny and Jack Wilshere are both set to be fit in time to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16 tie next Tuesday.
Koscielny suffered a calf injury in the warm up for Saturday’s match with Sunderland, while Wilshire limped off after a challenge from Alfred N’Diaye in the same game.
Arsenals have risen to fifth place in the Premier League following a narrow victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Santi Cazorla’s 35th minute strike was enough to give the Gunners the three points, though some gloss was taken of the result after Carl Jenkinson was sent off for a second bookable offence just after the hour mark.
Arsenal great Liam Brady has backed Jack Wilshere to match former Gunner Ashley Cole’s feat of winning 100 caps for England, ahead tonight’s friendly with Brazil at Wembley.
Brady, who will end his role as Head of Youth Development at the end of the season told The Mirror that Wilshere is set to play ‘a lot of games for England’, having overseen his progression to Arsenal team.