England U21 boss Stuart Pearce has urged Arsene Wenger to make Theo Walcott a first team regular at Arsenal this season.

Pearce was impressed by the performance of Walcott in this week's 1-1 draw with Romania, but knows the 18-year-old needs to be playing regularly.

Pearce said: "Theo gets you off your seat and goes past people for fun. He needs to get 90 minutes under his belt as often as he can. It would have been nice to have had him in the squad in the summer."