Arsene Wenger has welcomed the suggestion that Mesut Ozil might be rested later this month, while he also believes Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal future is not over.
There has been talk in Germany that Mesut Ozil, who has made 16 apperances for club and country this season, might be rested for the next international break.
Die Mannschaft play minnows San Marino (Friday, November 11) in a World Cup qualifier and Italy in a friendly (Tuesday, November 15) and Arsenal’s No 10 could be given the week off.
It’s a suggestion that Wenger welcomed.
“I got noise of that. I think it would be an intelligent decision,” he said. “We have to wait until he [Joachim Loew] gives out his selection. We need to wait and see.”
Meanwhile, Wenger was posed the question about Wilshere’s future at The Emirates and the Gunners boss most certainly left the door open for the 24-year-old.
“I think he has, but that is my opinion,” said Wenger, when he was asked about the midfielder’s future at the club.
Wilshere is currently on a season-long loan at Bournemouth and he is getting back to full fitness after making seven appearances for the Cherries – including two 90-minute run-outs in his last two games.
Jack Wilshere says being left out of the England squad helped to make up his mind to leave Arsenal.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said yesterday that being left out of Sam Allardyce’s England squad – as well as Gareth Southgate’s subsequent selection – forced him into leaving Arsenal, even if only temporarily.
“When the England squad was announced and I wasn’t in it, it hurt me,” he said. “I want to be part of the England squad. I feel like I’m good enough, I can make a difference in the team and when I was left out, it sparked something in me.”