Jack Wilshere is already making plans for a summer without the World Cup… by accepting a holiday invite from a stranger on social media.

The Arsenal midfielder was ruthlessly axed by England boss Gareth Southgate ahead of the 23-man squad announcement for the finals in Russia, leaving him with some time to kill in June and July.

But he was offered a glorious alternative by Will Palacios – sadly not the former Spurs midfielder, Wilson – on Twitter: a lads’ holiday in Zante.

Naturally, Wilshere was tempted. “Let me know the dates and I’m in”, he replied, later adding, “Can I bring the baby as well?”

Normally we would see this as light-hearted banter, but in Wilshere’s case we can actually see this happening…

Then again, Wilshere and his wife Adriani Michael welcomed baby daughter Siena into their lives last week, so maybe he can focus on some family time instead this summer.