England coach Roy Hodgson has invited Arsenal players Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere, who both are currently out-of-action due to injury, to a get-together at St.George’s Park on Thursday, according to Skysports. The Arsenal duo will be along with all other England footballers who are currently deployed in the national squad.
Welbeck have missed almost a year from his service to the national squad while Wilshere has not featured for England for eight months. However, they were able to participate in the Euro 2016 qualifiers which made them eligible to attend the function, along with 38 other players.
England had a difficult World Cup campaign in 2014 but was able to revert back their woes and perform well in the Euro 2016 qualifiers which saw them topping the Group E with 30 points, winning all games they played.
“It is a big victory for Roy Hodgson and the coaching staff really because they have tried to get this England get-together to happen before and the Premier League clubs did not want to know on that occasion.” Nick Collins who is associated with Sky Sports News Headquarters reported.
“There won’t be any sign of [in-form Leicester midfielder] Danny Drinkwater because he was not involved. There was a suggestion that he might be among the players invited but my information is that he will not be.” He added.
“But it does mean the likes of Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck, who played a part in the qualifiers earlier on, will be in attendance.”
A major decision will be taken after the meet-up, as Roy Hodgson has to shortlist 23 players from this lot, to feature in friendlies against Germany and Holland, and eventually into the Euro Squad.
Roy Hodgson’s future as the England head coach will be decided after the Euro Cup, in which England are grouped along with Russia, Slovakia and Wales.