Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has urged England fans not to put too much pressure on clubmate Jack Wilshere.

The Dane has been unimpressed with England's treatment of Gunners pal Theo Walcott.

He said: "Theo can be a lesson for the way you treat Jack. It's important to take it easy and realise he is a kid, even though he seems very mature."

Walcott, 21, was left out of last year's World Cup squad - with Capello since admitting it was the wrong decision.

Bendtner added: "Theo has done well to cope with everything that has been thrown at him. He's always very grounded.

"Youngsters are always put under a lot of pressure very early in England but Jack can be a great, great player for his country."

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