Not named amongst Gareth Southgate's 23-man party, the 26-year-old tweeted his frustration over being overlooked, claiming he would've made a 'real impact' should he have been selected for what would've been his second World Cup, having made two appearances in 2014.
His comments however caused quite the stir in the footballing world, with the Daily
Telegraph's Matt Law airing his opinion regarding Wilshere's comments made in the wake of England's squad announcement, to which the Gunners midfielder had a response of his own.
What on earth is Jack Wilshere doing releasing statements he should be in the World Cup squad? He is a prime example of a footballer ignoring good advice and let down by bad advice or no advice at all. Shame he left a good agent and ignored others who wanted to help him.— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) May 18, 2018
Clearly not a fan of Wilshere's decision to express his dissatisfaction on such a public forum, Law was somewhat scathing in his summary of the Arsenal being being overlooked, referring to him making poor decisions and ignoring good advice among other factors, claims that Wilshere refuted before stating: "You know nothing."
While Wilshere appeared to end the brief interaction between himself and Law on Twitter, the football news correspondent would give a reply to the midfielder, appearing to draw a line under the episode.
I've always liked your confidence on and off the pitch but I stand by my opinion on this and, in general, I don't think you have received or taken advice that has been particularly beneficial. Clearly you disagree so I'll leave it there. All the best for the future.— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) May 18, 2018
In what has been a poor season in every sense of the word for the north London side, it did represent a personal milestone for the former Bournemouth loanee after he registered 38 appearances in all competitions, the most he has ever made in a single campaign to date, although it wasn't enough for him to book his place on the plane to Russia.
The free time could however give Wilshere the chance to agree a new deal at the Emirates Stadium this summer, as his current deal with the club is set to expire this summer and talks of a new contract still ongoing.
Wilshere however wasn't the only high-profile player not to receive the call-up to the England squad, with goalkeeper Joe Hart another big name is will have to contend with watching the World Cup back home.