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Arsenal young midfielder Jack Wilshere is ready to turn down the chance to play at the Olympics in order to concentrate on getting fit ahead of next season.

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Wilshere - Set to reject Olympic call

Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere is ready to turn down the chance to play at the Olympics in order to concentrate on getting fit ahead of next season, according to the Daily Mail.

Stuart Pearce made it clear earlier this week that Wilshere was on his Team GB short-list and under consideration to be part of his London 2012 squad.

However, the Mail claim Wilshere has privately told Arsene Wenger that he knows playing in the tournament could have a lasting impact on his long-term fitness, and he is wiling to reject Pearce’s advances and concentrate on getting 100% for Arsenal ahead of next season.

The 21-year-old has endured an injury-plagued season thanks to a complicated ankle injury and was recently ruled out of this summers European Championships. Should he also miss the Olympics, Wilshere will instead join the Gunners on their pre-season tours in Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Nigeria.

If these reports are accurate it will be a huge boost to Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, as having Wilshere compete in an intense competitive tournament after a whole season out could have been very dangerous. The last thing we need is Jack picking up another needless injury going in to next season.



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  2. Denver Kemoetie

    April 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Jack wilshire not taking part in the olympics will be a good good great idea. He will then have a proper pre-season to get fit for the new season. I also wish that Abu Diaby does not get picked for France for the Euros. He is also in need of a pre-season preperation. Arsene should thhen re-inforce our squad with Vertonghen, M’villa, Hazard, Giroud and Podolski. Players out should be Vela,Bendtner,Chamakh,Park,Arshavin,Squilaci,

    • paul

      April 27, 2012 at 7:32 am

      wenger should get rid of squilaci,charmakh,park,arshavin,benter and velo and buy podolski,m villa,vertogen and mario götze or evn jan klaas huntelaar

  3. musa

    April 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Arsen should bring in Mario godze, Ed hazard, podoski, mvila and votonghen for re-enforcement, let loose of the dead woods,scilacci bentna djouru

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