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Jack Wilshere: I enjoyed World Cup experience


Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes England were unlucky to crash out of the group stage in this summer's World Cup Finals.

It was the first time they suffered elimination after the group stages since 1958 and the first time they were already out of the competition after only two matches.

But according to the 22-year-old, luck played a part in England's demise.

"If you look back at the games, we were unlucky," Wilshere told Arsenal's official website.

"We had four or five chances that on another day would go in and we would have gone through to the last 16 but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be. But we'll take some positives.

"In past tournaments we've been accused of lacking technical ability or not being able to pass the ball around and this time we tried.

"Our main threat was going forward which in the past had not been heard of.

"We've been good defensively but we tried to do our stuff.

"We had Sterling, Sturridge and [other] flair players, who were doing their stuff that they were doing week in, week out and they tried to take that on to the international stage.

The midfielder didn't feature as much as he wanted in Brazil but was delighted to be part of Roy Hodgson's group.

"I didn't play as much as I wanted to play but I was coming back from six or seven weeks out so it was tough," the midfielder added.

"The [other] players have been playing for the last six weeks of the season, which I missed.

"I got injured so it was always tough to come back but I was happy to be a part of it and get some playing time. In the future I'll look back on it and it will be a good memory for me."

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