Wilshere wants to play in U21 European Championships

Arsenal and England youngster Jack Wilshere has reiterated his desire to play in the U21 European Championships this Summer.

With some people worried that involvement in the competition would leave Wilshere fatigued for the up-coming Premier League campaign, the player has told how he feels fully fit and wants to lead the U21’s to success.

Talking to Sky Sports, he said: “At the moment I feel I can keep going. I feel fitter than ever. I’ve played 43 games and I feel better than ever. I believe the U21 tournament will only be good for my career.

“If you look at the Germans, the year before (2009) they won the U21 tournament and the following year they went to the World Cup with many of the same players and did well. It is important to start winning international tournaments early and get that mentality into you.”

The Arsenal star will now meet Gunners manager Arsene Wenger for talks on the subject, and hopes his club manager can come to an agreement with U21 Coach Stuart Pearce and national team manager Fabio Capello about the best course of action come the Summer.

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