Jack Wilshere selects fantasy XI

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has selected just three of his current Gunners teammates in his fantasy XI.

The England international, who was asked to pick a team made up of players that he has starred alongside throughout his career in the game so far, picked the Arsenal trio of Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez in his star-studded line up. 

In goal, the duo of David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny were snubbed in favour of Manchester City's Joe Hart, who has featured alongside Wilshere on a number of occasions on the international scene for England. 

In defence, as well as Koscielny, Wilshere selected former Arsenal duo Bacary Sagna and Ashley Cole, while Chelsea captain John Terry was also given the nod. 

Two more former Gunners in Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas made the team, with ex-England captain Steven Gerrard taking his place in the midfield. And, in attack, current England and Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney completed Wilshere's side. 

Wilshere's XI 

Joe Hart, Bacary Sagna, John Terry, Laurent Koscielny, Ashley Cole, Samir Nasri, Steven Gerrard, Cesc Fabregas, Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez, Wayne Rooney.

There may well be a few Arsenal fans who will argue against this team, but it's certainly not a bad XI on paper...

Huge season ahead

For Wilshere, though, he will surely be desperate to produce the goods in the 2015/16 campaign. At the end of the day, despite his brilliant end to the season with England, last term proved a difficult one for the midfield ace after he endured a tricky time on the injury scene. 

In truth, his progression has slowed down over the last year or two, so it's crucial he steps up for the Gunners sooner rather than later. 

Of course, there has been talk regarding a move to Manchester City of late, but he's certainly at the right place to prove his credentials on the biggest stage. There's no doubt about it, Arsene Wenger is building quite the side at the Emirates, and the Gunners, with Wilshere playing a key role, can enjoy a sustained period of success over the coming years. 

Wilshere's most certainly one of the most talented players plying his trade in the Premier League, but it's now time for him to step up and prove just that. Great on the ball and dynamic in his approach, the midfield ace can become a top player on both the club and international scene. Let's just hope he manages to stay injury free and stays focused on and off the pitch.

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