World Cup - Wenger unhappy over Wilshere's England call-up

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reached a compromise with England over Jack Wilshere's involvement in next week's friendly against Sweden - but admits he would have preferred if the midfielder was not involved at all.

England boss Roy Hodgson has wasted no time in bringing Wilshere back into the senior squad, despite the 20-year-old only just returning to action with the Gunners after more than a year on the sidelines. Wilshere has experienced niggling injury problems which stem back to an ankle problem initially suffered when winning his fifth cap against Switzerland at Wembley in June 2011.

“I wouldn’t like to come out on my feelings on that because they are not very positive," Wenger said. “I’d rather he wasn’t in the squad but I have no choice. If they call him up, they call him up. I have good relations with Roy Hodgson.

“We spoke about the situation, he knows my feeling and I know his feeling. So we cut a good compromise.

“The fact is that he has played three games now, and only one full game, and he has been out for 17 months. It’s good to have a little break after three games. He will not play over the next weekend. He needs 10 days of good recovery.

“He is not completely through yet the big test of durability. But the fact is that he has come out in a positive way of the three first games, which were quite intense.”

Wenger will see most of his squad away during next week in what the Arsenal manager sees as somewhat unnecessary fixtures.

He said: "The friendlies in November, you don't know how they can prepare you for a game in February.

"Basically there are a lot of politics behind these games as well because when you see some teams travelling during that period, you think it is more to pay back some corporation rather than preparing a team for the next official game."