Roy Hodgson stands by under-pressure Jack Wilshere

Wilshere was this week pictured with a cigarette in his mouth while on a night out, but Hodgson said he would leave Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to address the matter.

updated: October 06, 2013 12:03 IST
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London: England manager Roy Hodgson says that he retains faith in Jack Wilshere despite the midfielder struggling to hold onto his first-team place at Arsenal.

Wilshere, 21, has been dogged by ankle problems for over two years and faces renewed competition at the Emirates Stadium following Arsenal's club-record acquisition of German playmaker Mesut Ozil.

Ozil's arrival, coupled with the stunning form of Aaron Ramsey, has seen Wilshere exiled to an unfamiliar left-wing role, and he was dropped to the bench for the mid-week victory over Napoli in the Champions League.

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