Wilshere takes positives from Chile loss

Jack Wilshere believes that England can learn lessons from their defeat to Chile at Wembley on Friday evening.

Two goals from Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez wrapped up victory for the South Americans, and Wilshere has suggested that the game provided valuable experience ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

Chile are one of five South American teams to have already qualified for the tournament while Uruguay will be added to that list barring a miracle after beating Jordan in the first leg of their play-off 5-0 last week.

Wilshere is in line to win his fourteenth cap against Germany tomorrow evening, a game his Gunners teammate Per Mertesacker is looking forward to.

The 28 year old, who is edging ever closer to 100 international caps, says that his forthcoming appearances at Wembley will be like playing at a home away from home.

However, fellow Gunner Mesut Ozil will miss the game with an illness which has seen him withdraw from the squad along with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and captain Philpp Lahm.

Finally, Olivier Giroud and his France teammate will need to overcome a 2-0 first leg defeat in their World Cup play-off against Ukraine tomorrow evening if they are to qualify for the finals in June.

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