Jack Wilshere braced for jeers to soundtrack the season after Euro failure

Arsenal midfielder was part of England Euro 2016 defeat against Iceland and is ready for the brickbats coming his way when the Premier League kicks off

Jack Wilshere has been here before. If anybody knows how long and treacherous the road back to form and acceptance can be, it is he. But as he considers the new season with Arsenal, and his latest quest for a sustained run without injuries, he can feel another echo from the recent past. It is one that will haunt him and, he fears, track him at away grounds across the country.

It will be the same for his England team-mates – every one of them involved in the Euro 2016 defeat against Iceland, when the 2-1 elimination in the last 16 was, arguably, the worst result of the nation’s footballing history.

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