My England World Cup spot not guaranteed, admits Wilshere

The 21-year-old has struggled to impose himself for the Gunners this season and concedes he must improve to ensure he makes Roy Hodgson's final World Cup squad
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere knows he faces a fight to secure a place in England's World Cup squad.

The 21-year-old has not been at the peak of his powers his season due to a combination of patchy form and injury problems.

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Wilshere again found himself on the bench in Arsenal's last Premier League game at Manchester United and was a substitute in England's friendly defeat to Germany at Wembley on Tuesday.

And the midfielder admits he must rediscover his best level in order to secure his ticket to Brazil.

When asked if he was thought he was guaranteed a place in the England squad, Wilshere said: "No, not at all.

"You have seen over the past couple of months the talent there is, even in the Under-21s.

"Ravel Morrison and all these players are coming through. You are never guaranteed, and cannot rest on your laurels.

"You are only as good as your last game, they say, so when the time comes, I have to be on top form, and there will be a lot of players looking to be as well."

Wilshere has scored twice in 19 appearances for club and country so far this season and will be in contention for Arsenal as they host Southampton on Saturday.