Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes teammates Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be big misses for England during the World Cup qualifiers.

The duo are out through injury, and whilst Wilshere admits this is why they are absent for the qualifiers, he's confident they will be back soon at the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking on the FA website, Wilshere said: "They bring a lot of pace to the team, a lot of quality. Theo is great in front of goal and Alex is an exciting player, so we're going to miss them.

"I think Theo is a bit closer to coming back than Alex, but he's working hard and is in good shape so when he gets a chance to run again he'll be fit."

The 21-year-old has also commented on the big games approaching for England, and he says it is an exciting opportunity for the younger players to reach the World Cup. 

England are currently top of their qualifying group, and will host back-to-back qualifiers at Wembley against Montenegro and Poland.

"They are big games and they don't come bigger. We have a great opportunity to get to a World Cup, and for a young player like me it would be a dream come true," he added.

"There are a few young players in the team, and we've got some experienced players who have done it and know what it's all about."

Wilshere was also full of praise for England's forwards, and says they can make all the difference in the coming fixtures.

"There are some player in real top form at the moment. Daniel Sturridge is on fire at Liverpool, Danny Welbeck is looking good, so everyone is full of confidence," he concluded.

"There is no better feeling than running out at Wembley in an England shirt, it's what dreams are made of.

"When you get out there you have to work hard and show what you can do, you have to take your chance."

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