Arsenal youngster Wilshere set for club v country row

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is on course for club v country rows next year with England confirming their determination to take the ‘strongest possible team’ to the European Under 21 Championship.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is on course for club v country rows next year with England confirming their determination to take the ‘strongest possible team’ to the European Under 21 Championship.

That will not be well received by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, because the 18-year-old is likely to be involved in Fabio Capello’s senior squad in the second half of the season, says the Daily Mail.

Wenger argues that players should be in one international team or the other — although he was forced to concede defeat in a power struggle with Pearce over Theo Walcott’s appearance in the last Under 21 finals in Sweden.

Walcott, 21, is eligible for next year’s tournament in Denmark, but could be excused because he does not need the experience.

Wilshere will be expected to make himself available for the two-week tournament, which starts on June 11, a week after Capello’s team play a Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley.

 
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