Arsenal qualify despite Red Star Belgrade stalemate

  • Arsenal qualify despite Red Star Belgrade stalemate

Arsenal qualify despite Red Star Belgrade stalemate

Wilshere has not played for England since the defeat by Iceland at the European Championships past year.

"I have the same problem [as Southgate]".

Arsenal look to keep up their flawless form in Group H tonight at home against Red Star Belgrade. "I wanted to give him six months not to think about that and see where we go".

Having also got the better of Cologne and BATE Borisov, Arsene Wenger's side are top of Group H with maximum points and avoiding defeat against the Serbian league leaders could be enough to progress to the last 32.

"I can only repeat what I personally think: I don't know how you can keep a super-fit Jack out of the England squad", Wenger continued.

"They all want competition, they all deserve competition due to their quality". "He's completely treated like any other player for three weeks".

While Wilshere had to be carefully managed at the start of a season, following an injury-curtailed loan spell at Bournemouth past year, Wenger said that was no longer the case, and that he was as fit as anyone in his squad.

Arsenal had been widely expected to try again for Lemar during the winter transfer window, especially if one of, or both, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are allowed to leave the club.

"Even in training, when we play them against each other, it's very tight". I've gone into a rotation policy and I want to stick to that at the moment.

He added: "I must say I am pleased with the quality of our performances in every single competition".