Wenger: Jack should skip friendly
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will urge Roy Hodgson not to pick Jack Wilshere for England's friendly with Sweden next month.
Wilshere returned to action for the Gunners in Saturday's 1-0 win over QPR at Emirates Stadium after 14 months on the sidelines.
The midfielder's injury setbacks forced him out the whole of last season because of niggling ankle and knee problems, which dashed any hopes of featuring for England at Euro 2012 or representing Team GB at the London Olympics.
There will now be calls for Wilshere to be fast-tracked back into Roy Hodgson's squad ahead of the November 14 friendly in Sweden.
Wenger, though, wants his Arsenal player to be firing on all cylinders before any talk of an international return.
"It is a friendly. Jack should skip that," said Wenger.
"What is important now is that he gets back to full fitness for this team. Once he is back he will play for England again, but if it is a friendly...."
Wenger added: "I will have a little word [with Hodgson], of course. Anyway, Roy will call me about him.
"I am an understanding manager. If it is a friendly, a full game would be too much at the moment.
"I will speak about it with Roy, but what is important now is that he gets back to his level."
Meanwhile, Wilshere maintains he can deal with the expectation as England's "world beater''.
Wilshere accepts talk of an international recall, saying it comes with the territory.
"Football is like that, especially with England. You become a better player when you are injured, you become a world beater when you are injured,'' he said.
"When you come back, there is an expectation, but I can deal with it.
"That is part and parcel of football and there are older players here who can keep my feet on the ground and help me.
"Just for now, I am happy to be back. I am happy to be out there and healthy again. I was just running round smiling - that feeling was amazing.''