Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck have received backing from England manager Roy Hodgson, as the pair continue on their road to recovery following severe injury issues.
Wilshere, yet to feature this season, and Welbeck, injured for the last 10 months, have recently returned to training with the Gunners, although they’re not expected to feature in the first-team until March. Understandably, Arsene Wenger is being cautious with the pairing.
However, the Arsenal duo could still be set to feature for England in the European Championships this summer and Roy Hodgson has included them in a 40-man pre-tournament briefing, per The Evening Standard.
Hodgson has kept a close eye on the two Arsenal men throughout their time injured, although there is no guarantee that either player will make the Euro 2016 squad as the competitiveness amongst the national set-up has increased significantly during their absence.
England will not play a national fixture until March, where it’s unlikely either Arsenal man will be selected so swiftly after their return from injury.
The Three Lions kick-off their Euro 2016 campaign on the 11th June against Russia, before facing Aaron Ramsey’s Wales and Slovakia in the other group games.