Jack Wilshere studying Xabi Alonso, Andrea Pirlo in his footballing education
Jack Wilshere studying Xabi Alonso, Andrea Pirlo in his footballing education

England midfielder Jack Wilshere has been watching clips of Xabi Alonso and Andrea Pirlo as he bids to fill the holding midfield void created by the international retirement of Steven Gerrard.

England`s Wilshere reveals Alonso inspiration
England`s Wilshere reveals Alonso inspiration

England`s Jack Wilshere has revealed that he has been adapting to his new international role as a holding midfielder by studying footage of Bayern Munich`s Spanish midfield organiser Xabi Alonso.

Jack Wilshere predicts backlash from beaten Arsenal
Jack Wilshere predicts backlash from beaten Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has tipped his side to come back stronger after they were outplayed in a 2-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund in their opening Champions League game.

Fiery Jack Wilshere slams critics
Fiery Jack Wilshere slams critics

 England midfielder Jack Wilshere has hit back at the `reckless` critics who claim the Arsenal star is failing to make the most of his talent.

Everton`s John Stones to make first England start against Norway
Everton`s John Stones to make first England start against Norway

Everton`s 20-year-old defender John Stones will make his first England start in Wednesday`s friendly against Norway at Wembley Stadium, manager Roy Hodgson revealed on Tuesday.

Jack Wilshere expects Arsenal to finish off Besiktas

Jack Wilshere is confident Arsenal`s dramatic late fightback at Everton will provide the perfect springboard to see off Besiktas in Wednesday`s crucial Champions League showdown.

Arsene Wenger plans to speak to Wilshere over smoking snaps

Arsene Wenger admits he will speak to Jack Wilshere after the Arsenal midfielder was pictured smoking while on holiday in Las Vegas.

Wenger put England before Arsenal, says grateful Wilshere

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dissuaded Jack Wilshere from rushing his comeback from injury to ensure he would be fit and ready for the World Cup campaign, the England midfielder has said.

Young guns with no fear can inspire England, says Owen

England manager Roy Hodgson should be brave and let his young guns off the leash at the World Cup in Brazil, according to former striker Michael Owen.

Wenger backs Gunners duo for England World Cup duty

Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to be fit enough to play for England at the World Cup.

Wilshere will be fit for World Cup, Wenger assures Hodgson

In a major boost to England`s 2014 World Cup preparation, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger assured that Jack Wilshere will be fit in time for the global show-piece event.

Wilshere on track for World Cup – Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed confidence that injured midfielder Jack Wilshere will recover in time to make a positive impact for England at the World Cup in Brazil.

FA Cup triumph could launch new Arsenal era: Rosicky

Winning this year`s FA Cup would give Arsenal a taste for silverware again and could provide a launching pad for another era of success for the north London club, Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky said.

Arsenal must get back to basics, says Wenger

Arsenal must get back to basics quickly if they are not to surrender their proud record of qualifying for the Champions League, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday after a 3-0 defeat at top-four rivals Everton.

Arsenal hope Ramsey return will spark top four push

Arsenal hope the return of Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey will spark their faltering campaign as they prepare for Sunday`s trip to Everton, a potentially vital clash in the battle for a top-four finish.

Wenger expects Wilshere to make World Cup

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects England midfielder Jack Wilshere to win his fight to be fit in time for the World Cup.

Jack Wilshere injury just an accident, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to blame anyone for the fractured foot suffered by his midfielder Jack Wilshere during England`s friendly against Denmark on Wednesday.

Arsenal`s Jack Wilshere out for six weeks with fractured foot

Arsenal and England midfielder midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for six weeks with a fractured foot, disrupting his club`s title challenge and his own preparations for the World Cup.

Chelsea relying on rival failings, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea`s Premier League title prospects rest in the hands of rivals Arsenal and Manchester City.

Arsene Wenger eager for Wilshere return against Liverpool

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to have Jack Wilshere return from an ankle injury for the Premier League leaders` match away to Liverpool on Saturday.