Jack Wilshere is in line for a recall to the England starting line-up for this evening’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Poland, according to the Daily Star.
The 21 year old, who played just the final ten minutes of the 4-1 win over Montenegro on Friday evening, is set to replace veteran midfielder Frank Lampard in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI at Wembley.
England will guarantee their place at next summer’s finals in Brazil with three points, while anything other than victory will almost certainly see Ukraine, who play Group H whipping boys San Marino, leapfrog them into first place.
Meanwhile, Thomas Vermaelen is considering a move away from the Emirates, Sky Sports understands.
The 27 year old has fallen out of favour with the Gunners, with Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker established as Arsene Wenger’s first choice centre-back partnership.
He missed the opening few weeks of the season with a back injury, but has played just ten minutes of Premier League football since recovering to full fitness a month ago.
The former Ajax man is set to win his 44th cap for already qualified Belgium against Wales this evening, but knows he must be playing regular first team football if he is to have any chance of featuring in manager Marc Wilmot’s plans next summer.