Jack Wilshere included in England squad: Twitter reacts

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Roy Hodgson has announced his final England squad ahead of this summer's European Championships and, unsurprisingly, there has been a huge reaction on social media. 

There were a number of talking points to come out of Hodgson's selection; most notably the fact that Manchester United's 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford managed to force his way into the squad. 

The exciting attacker scored inside just two minutes as he made his debut for the Three Lions against Australia at the Stadium of Light on Friday. 


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It was expected that Rashford would take the place of Daniel Sturridge in the squad, but the Liverpool star was also handed a place in the final 23. With five strikers to choose from, the England boss isn't going to have a lack of attacking options at his disposal this summer. 

With an embarrassment of riches in attack, as many as three midfield players had to be omitted from Hodgson's squad. 

Final 26 

Andros Townsend, Fabian Delph and Danny Drinkwater, who were initially called up to Hodgson's preliminary 26-man squad, were subsequently let down and sent packing. 

In all honesty, it wasn't a major surprise that Townsend and Delph were omitted, but the nation was quick to take to social media to express their dismay at the decision to snub Leicester City star Drinkwater. 

And, as you can imagine, the world of social media hit out at Hodgson's decision to take Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. 

While Wilshere spent the majority of the season on the sidelines, Drinkwater played a prominent role in navigating Leicester City to Premier League title success. Ultimately, though, the latter will not be helping his country in their pursuit of claiming silverware in France. 

Hodgson will certainly be hoping to see Wilshere maintain his fitness and will be left red-faced if he pulls up with another problem over the coming weeks. 

It's understandable that Hodgson has selected the Arsenal man - he has so much to offer when fully fit - but it's most definitely a risk. It's a gamble and one that Hodgson will be hoping to see pay off in France. 

Twitter reaction 

Fans on Twitter certainly aren't too happy about Hodgson's high-profile decision and here's how they have reacted: 

And we couldn't leave out this tweet from Robbie Savage: 

What do you make of the decision to take Wilshere over Drinkwater? Have your say below! 

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