Date: 16th April 2011 at 2:45pm
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Arsene Wenger has warned the FA to keep their hands off Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere this summer.

The Frenchman is worried that the 19-year-old might be compelled to face exhaustion if the FA decides to include the young midfielder into England’s Under-21 squad this summer for the European Under-21 Championships in Denmark. Wenger told the Sun today:

‘It would be better for him not to go with the Under-21s but I will accept the FA’s decision.’

However, reluctant Wenger will back the FA’s decision, whatever it maybe, but might have a different view on the Euro qualifiers against Wales and Bulgaria in September.

‘The senior team has a friendly in August and if the Under-21s stay to the end of the tournament, I will have to give him four to six weeks’ holiday. That means he might not be available for the friendly or the qualifiers because he won’t be ready. FIFA rules state you have to give four weeks’ holiday to a player.’

Every club suffer problems like these, especially Arsenal. We have managed to reserve a place among the big-four with situations like these, but essentially, a player’s health and safety always come first. So evidently, I agree with Mr. Wenger on this one.

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