Jack Wilshere's international form shouldn't be judged until he's racked up more games for Arsenal, according to Robbie Savage.
Former Wales international, Savage believes the midfielder hasn't yet got the experience at club level to be scrutinised on the biggest stage.
Savage's comments come after Wilshere, among others, seemed to struggle in Ukraine in England's 0-0 draw on Tuesday.
Speaking in his column in The Mirror, Savage said: "Jack Wilshere is a gifted player and a future England captain - but he needs a run of games for Arsenal before we can judge his form at international level.
"Wilshere has not played much football for the last two years because of injury, and the stop-start nature of his career is reflected in his stop-start influence on games for England.
"There is no question, in my mind, that he will be an important player for England if they make it to Brazil next summer.
"But to get the best out of him at the World Cup finals, England need Wilshere to get a decent block of games under his belt for Arsenal."
Wilshere has become a key component for Arsene Wenger's side, featuring in all five of their games this season and has also established himself as a firm favourite for Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson.
The 21-year-old started both of England's recent World Cup qualifiers, playing ahead of experienced duo Frank Lampard and current skipper Steven Gerrard.
After making his Arsenal debut at just 16, Wilshere enjoyed a loan spell at Bolton in 2010 and last season was awarded the number ten shirt at Arsenal, following in the footsteps of former Arsenal hero Dennis Bergkamp, and hero-turned-villain Robin Van Persie.
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