Arsene Wenger has admitted he is disappointed to see Jack Wilshere named in Roy Hodgson’s England squad to play Sweden so soon after making his Arsenal comeback following almost a year-and-a-half on the injury list, the
Wilshere has played only three senior games for the Gunners since 2011, all within the last few weeks, as well as a handful of appearances for the club’s U-21 side, and was sent off in his last league outing against Manchester United. Wenger does not feel Wilshere’s body is yet up to the added strain of international football, but restrained from criticising Hodgson too emphatically.
Wenger said: “I wouldn’t like to come out on my feelings [over the decision] because at the moment they are not very positive. The ideal solution would be [that he would not be involved with England].”
The Guardian adds that Wenger and Hodgson have a good relationship and that the former does not expect the latter to play Wilshere for any more than 45 minutes of the match in Stockholm. The Arsenal boss revealed that he had spoken with Hodgson over the issue and believed they had come to an understanding regarding Wilshere’s involvement.
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