'It's unusual that players not in their club's team are in the England squad...... Wilshere is a good prospect but I thought England were supposed to be better than than any club side. Maybe Arsenal are better than England.'
I have highlighted the particularly stupid bit. Individually and collectively the best club sides are far far better than the England side, this has been the case for many years. In fact even though we have been slightly off the pace in Premier League terms for the last three years, I would argue that our side is still way stronger than the current England team.
Many of our players would walk into the England squad. Other than centre backs and Rooney, there are very few England players who would get anyway near the Arsenal first eleven. Chelsea and Manu are stronger than us, so the same points hold even more strongly for them.
Wilshere hasn't played many games, but he is being included because of the form he has shown for Bolton last season and for us in pre season. Given the shortage of midfielders with any creativity in the England squad, it seems wise to get Wilshere involved early. I wonder which other midfielders Harry feels deserve a place in the squad more? It is pretty poor that the media allows Redknapp to have little petty digs like this, especially when his comments are so poorly thought through like this.