A string of impressive performances for Arsenal has seen the central midfielder's odds crash.
The last time Jack Wilshere strode onto the pitch in an England shirt was when he came on against Iceland at Euro 2016 as the Three Lions crashed out of the tournament. It's been a while since we have seen the kind of form that saw him pick up six of seven MOTM awards in the preceding European qualifying campaign.
However, over the course of this season Wilshere’s performances have consistently improved as the Arsenal man continues to keep fit, avoiding injuries that have famously plagued him throughout his career.
In November, Gareth Southgate said Wilshere needed to playing Premier League football if he wanted to be considered. An injury to Aaron Ramsey has been a blessing to the Englishman, allowing him to step in and start the last six games for the Gunners.
Wilshere was 6/1 at the start of December to go to the World Cup, meaning bookies gave him a 14.3% chance of being on the plane. He is now as short as 4/5, implying his chances have increased this month to 55.6%.
Punters are also increasingly confident of his potential inclusion. In the last seven days, the 26-year-old has been the most backed in the England World Cup squad market, accounting for 17.5% of all bets.
Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek 'England do not have a wealth of top class central midfielders and there is no doubting Jack Wilshere's ability, it's his fitness that has always been the question mark. If he can avoid injury for the rest of the season it will be very surprising if he is watching the World Cup from his sofa this summer.'