Wilshere pleased with 0-0 draw against Republic of Ireland.

Arsenal midfield star Jack Wilshere believes the Three Lions can take the positives from their goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.

The friendly which took place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin ended 0-0, as England maintained their unbeaten run since last year’s World Cup.

And, Wilshere said keeping a clean sheet was a positive to take for Roy Hogdon's side - who have conceded just one goal in their European Championship qualifying campaign so far.

“That’s what we have to take from today,” Wilshere told Sky Sports. “I don’t think we were at our best but again we didn’t lose and we kept a clean sheet.

“In international football that’s massive. If you can keep a clean sheet, with the players we’ve got going forward, we will create opportunities.”

He also spoke of his pride at representing England, especially in matches against Scotland and Wales.

"It’s the same special feeling when you pull on the shirt for your country, especially in big games like this against tough opposition," he said.

"Today we felt we could have done better but it was one of those games where we were always looking to next weekend. We want to be ready when that one comes.

"It's the same against Scotland and Wales in the big games against the home nations. They want to have the bragging rights and they want to be the best in Britain.

"I felt Ireland were tough opposition. They were ready for it and we were ready for it and at the end of the day everyone’s happy with a draw."

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