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Jack Wilshere returns as England squad is announced
Published : 08 Nov 2012 11:47:26Rss feed
Jack Wilshere has returned to the England squad for next week's friendly with Sweden in Stockholm.
The Arsenal midfielder has not featured for his country since making his fifth appearance against Switzerland in June 2011.
He has only just returned after 16 months out through injury and Arsene Wenger had cautioned against him being propelled straight back into the international arena. However, Roy Hodgson has opted to select Wilshere anyway.
Ashley Young returns from injury at the expense of Sunderland's out-of-form winger Adam Johnson while Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson has missed out despite committing his future to England and training with the squad prior to the World Cup qualifier against Poland.
The squad will meet up on Sunday and train in Manchester ahead of travelling to Stockholm for the game, which is the official opening of the new Friends Arena in the Swedish capital.
Squad: Hart (Manchester City), Ruddy (Norwich), Forster (Celtic, Baines (Everton), Bertrand (Chelsea), Cahill (Chelsea), Caulker (Tottenham), Jagielka (Everton), Johnson (Liverpool), Shawcross (Stoke), Walker (Tottenham).
Cleverley (Manchester United), Gerrard (Liverpool, capt), Lennon (Tottenham), Osman (Everton), Shelvey (Liverpool), Sterling (Liverpool), Walcott (Arsenal), Wilshere (Arsenal), Young (Manchester United), Rooney (Manchester United), Sturridge (Chelsea), Welbeck (Manchester United).