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Wilshere should make Euros says Wenger

Jack Wilshere should be available for selection for England’s Euro 2012 squad. That was the good news delivered by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, as he looks forward to the return of the young midfielder.

Arsenal's inconsistent season has been affected by the absence of the calm young player, who was the natural replacement once Cesc Fabregas left to join Barcelona. Wilshere also seemed to have cemented his place in the England midfield before his ankle injury.

"He is not back training with the squad yet," Wenger reported, "but he is back with the ball and that is a huge step because the work we do with the ball is quite demanding. Now we can say that if all goes well, then in 3 weeks he can be back in full training with the squad and then it will take another 2 weeks to get fully fit. I think he will play this season if he has no setback."

Arsenal’s recent run of form has taken them into the Champions League qualifying positions, and Wilshere’s return could come at a crucial time at the end of the season. Wenger was careful not to be too certain of Wilshere’s readiness for international duty. "If he has not played before the end of the season, then I don't think it is realistic," the Arsenal manager said.

He also said that he would rather Wilshere played for England in Euro 2012 than for Great Britain in the Olympics, as the Olympic competition could affect Arsenal’s preparation for next season.

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