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Wenger confirms Wilshere to start for Arsenal at Schalke

Wenger confirms Wilshere to start for Arsenal at Schalke Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that Jack Wilshere will start in tomorrow night's Champions League clash with Schalke.

The 20-year old midfielder has only recently returned from a long injury layoff with Wenger wary of burning him out too early but he has confirmed that there will be a start in the Veltins-Arena meeting with the German club despite him being sent off against Manchester United on Saturday.

"I think I will play him tomorrow," Wenger said.

"Then we have a block of three games and maybe the fact that he gets a period of recovering will be just right for him. He gets better in every game.

"I think the sending off was very harsh, having watched it again. Sometimes, I believe that slow motion doesn't help the judgment. He went for the ball.

"Even (Sir Alex) Ferguson after the game thought he didn't deserve to be sent off. He's usually a good referee!"

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