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Jack Wilshere posted a hilarious meme about his and Joe Hart's England exclusion

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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Manchester City's Joe Hart were left out of England's 23-man World Cup squad on Wednesday.

The experienced duo have 109 England caps between them but Gareth Southgate has evidently not been impressed by their performances this season.

Wilshere, 26, has been plagued by injury problems in recent years but broke back into the Arsenal first team under Arsene Wenger this year.

He responded to the news by sending an England fan a brilliant tweet after being invited on a lads holiday to Zante.

The harsh reality is that Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jordan Henderson were preferred to the Arsenal man.

Neither Hart or Wilshere were included in Southgate's five-man standby list.

Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana are the five players on standby.

Wilshere's brilliant meme

At least the Arsenal midfielder has taken the devastating news in good humour.

On Wednesday night, Wilshere shared a hilarious meme on his Instagram story involving himself and Hart.

That is internet gold.

Hart, 31, has had a poor season on loan at West Ham and can't be overly surprised to have been left out.

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However, Southgate's three chosen goalkeepers - Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope - have just nine England caps between them.

Bournemouth captain Simon Francis believes Southgate should've taken a risk on Wilshere.

"Playing with him first hand and seeing the ability that he possesses, I can't help but feel that England would need that," said Francis.

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"They might have seen it as a risk but, for me, you have to take risks in international football.

"To be in that hole picking the ball up and looking to unlock defences at that level, there is nobody better really when they're fully fit than Jack Wilshere.

"You have to look at players and how much they've played over the season but I think Jack proved, especially at the back end of the season and into 2018, that he can have a really good run of games."

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