Jack Wilshere will not be included in England’s World Cup squad.
Manager Gareth Southgate broke the news to the Arsenal star on Tuesday morning with a phone call.
Sportsmail revealed last week the midfielder would be named in Gareth Southgate’s 35-man squad, which was submitted to FIFA on Monday.
Jack Wilshere will be left out of the 23-man England squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia
Wilshere has been playing regularly for Arsenal but it has not been enough to warrant a place
But the Arsenal midfielder has not made the final cut and will not be named in Southgate’s 23-man party on Wednesday.
It is understood he will not be on the stand-by list either.
Fabian Delph is, however, set to be named in the squad following an impressive season for Manchester City.
Wilshere was handed an international recall in March for the games against Holland and Italy, but was forced to withdraw 24 hours before the game in Amsterdam due to a minor knee injury.
Yet, his performances at the end of the season forced Southgate to consider Wilshere for a place on the plane to Russia.
Southgate will also signal the end of Joe Hart’s international career by axing the goalkeeper from his World Cup squad.
Wilshere was in the squad for Euro 2016 as England were knocked out by Iceland in France
Fabian Delph (left), meanwhile, makes the cut and will travel in Gareth Southgate’s squad
Matches played: 38 (13 in Europa League, 20 in the Premier League, 5 in the Carabao Cup)
Pass Success %: 86.4
The Manchester City keeper, who spent last season on loan at West Ham, was informed on Monday night that he would not be in the 23-man party for Russia.
Southgate had planned to take Hart as his third-choice keeper behind Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland.
Southgate said in March: ‘He’s been really good, I’ve been really straight with him throughout.
‘I spoke to him three weeks ago before he was in West Ham’s team and told him he would be in the squad on the basis on what he’s done for us.
‘He’s a good leader to have around and he’s understood everything completely. He’s played that role really well. He is everything you would hope a senior player would be.’
Wilshere is renowned for his injuries but has managed to play a massive 38 times this season
Joe Hart is another big-name casualty in Southgate’s squad as he is also left back in England
But the England boss has appeared to change his mind on taking Hart, who started the World Cup qualification campaign as first-choice.
Hart has played sporadically at West Ham this season. And when he has played, his form has been unconvincing.
And Hart has paid the price for a difficult season. At the age of 31 it is hard to see a way back into the England fold for the senior goalkeeper.
Burnley’s Nick Pope will occupy Hart’s place in the World Cup squad as Southgate commits to taking a young group to Russia.
Southgate will confirm all 23 on the plane to Russia when he reveals his squad on Wednesday
Nick Pope (second left) is the man taking Hart’s place as the manager opts for youth and form