Arsenal's Jack Wilshere hoping to play alongside Chelsea youngster Josh McEachran for England in the future

The 19-year old also praised Ashley Young, Andy Carroll, Jack Rodwell, Adam Johnson and Theo Walcott, stating that Fabio Capello's men have a bright future ahead of them

Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere has lauded Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran and expressed his desire to play alongside the youngster for England in the future.

Wilshere, who has become one of the first names on Fabio Capello's team sheet in the heart of the Three Lions midfield in the past six months, believes that the national team have a bright future ahead of them, with a number of young players set to come to the fore.

Speaking ahead of England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley on Saturday, the 19-year old said: “We have got really good young players coming through now - Josh McEachran at Chelsea is a great player.

“I’m looking into the future a bit now, but I hope that, in a couple of years, you might see me and him alongside each other in the England midfield. I hope next year he can break into the England team, like I did this year.

“We’ve got Ashley Young, Andy Carroll, Jack Rodwell, Adam Johnson and Theo Walcott, too. Theo’s maturing really well. People said he didn’t really find the final ball but in the season just gone he was brilliant for Arsenal.”

The Arsenal man also spoke of his pride in playing for England and insisted that the side have turned a corner following last summer's poor display in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

He said: “England is still incredibly important. It was hard after the World Cup, when it wasn’t going well and everyone is getting on to you.

“But we have picked it up since then and the fact remains that playing for your country is everyone’s dream. Every time I get in a provisional squad now, I am buzzing. To put on an England top is fantastic."

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