Arsene Wenger recently expressed his concern over the probable inclusion of Jack Wilshere in the England squad to face Sweden on November 14th. And rightly so.
The 20-year-old midfielder made his first-team appearance in over 15 months last Saturday in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over QPR at The Emirates.
Wilshere’s performance certainly the Arsenal faithful and also had Roy Hodgson’s assistant Ray Lewington in their midst checking up on his progress.
Wenger knew obviously knew his performance could earn the youngster a quick recall into the England squad and has hurriedly come out and urged Hodgson not to pick the Englishman, citing his concerns over Wilshere’s fitness:
‘It is a friendly. Jack should skip that.
‘What is important now is that he gets back to full fitness for this team.
‘Once he is back he will play for England again. But if it’s a friendly…I will have a little word, of course.
‘I will speak about it with Roy, but what is important now is that he gets back to his level.’
Wenger has already stated that Wilshere WON’T be in contention for a place tonight against Reading in the Capital One Cup, so he can rest him ahead of the of the clash with Manchester United on Saturday.
Wilshere had this to say after his performance against QPR:
‘You become a better player, a world beater, when you’re injured. Football is like that, especially with England.
‘When you come back, there’s an expectation but I can deal with it. Just for now, I’m happy to be back out there and healthy again.’
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