Injury threat worries Wilshere

BY foxsports • May 24, 2011

As expected, Wilshere was omitted from Stuart Pearce's squad yesterday despite previously claiming a strong desire to be involved. Arsene Wenger had already made his opposition known. But it was not until Wilshere sat down with the Arsenal medical staff that he realised precisely what was happening. "It didn't really sink in at first but the figures just kept going down, on a downward spiral," said Wilshere. "It scared me a bit and made me realise as much as I can keep going and going, there's a time when you're going to hit the wall. Maybe that was coming. "It showed that I was heading for an injury and that is the last thing I want. "I am 19 and with the Euros coming up, it was in everyone's best interests for me to rest. I think Stuart Pearce agreed with me." Wilshere has been included in Fabio Capello's squad for England's Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland at Wembley on June 4.

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