Wenger: Wilshire in U-21 squad

Wenger: Wilshire in U-21 squad

Published May. 19, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims Jack Wilshere has definitely made Stuart Pearce's 23-man squad for the European Under-21 Championship.

Pearce had been expected to announce his squad on June 1 but the Football Association have confirmed that may well be brought forward to Thursday afternoon.

Wenger said: "I heard he has been picked. We just have to accept and respect the choice even if we think it is the wrong decision."

Despite Wenger's opposition, Wilshere's selection is no surprise, with Pearce having included him in his provisional 40-man squad earlier this month.

Fellow senior international Andy Carroll was also included but it is yet to be confirmed either way whether the Liverpool striker will take his place in the final 23.