Terry Venables makes bold claim about Arsenal manager and Jack Wilshere

Terry Venables is happy to trust Arsene Wenger's judgement on Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Terry Venables says England must place their faith in Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal manager declared Jack Wilshere fit for Euro 2016.

The Gunners midfielder has been included in England’s preliminary 23-man squad for this summer’s European championship despite missing most of the season through injury.

Wilshere made his long-awaited return from an ankle injury at the end of April after coming on as a late substitute in a goalless draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The 24-year-old went on to feature against Manchester City and Aston Villa in Arsenal’s final games of the season to get vital minutes under his belt ahead of Euro 2016.

However, former England manager Venables isn’t too concerned about the prospect of Wilshere suffering an injury blow during the major tournament this summer.

“The boy has done well to get in and Wenger has said that he’s okay so we have to go with that. All his injuries have been upsetting but he now has to do everything he can to beat some stiff competition and get in the first team,” said Venables, speaking to Carlsberg.

Wilshere has played just three games in the 2015/16 Premier League season after an injury-hit campaign for the Arsenal star.

Frank Lampard
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink predicts where Chelsea FC will finish this season
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand reacts to Marcus Rashford’s goal in Man United’s 2-1 win over PSG
Man United striker Edinson Cavani (Photo: Edinson Cavani / Instagram)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops Edinson Cavani hint ahead of Man United v Chelsea FC
Glenn Hoddle
‘A massive bonus’: Glenn Hoddle names one positive for Chelsea FC after Sevilla draw
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Sevilla
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard sends message to Liverpool FC defender Virgil van Dijk
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher identifies player Liverpool FC need to sign to replace Virgil van Dijk
Owen Hargreaves
‘Top class’: Owen Hargreaves reacts to Man United’s 2-1 win at PSG
Glenn Hoddle
‘A massive bonus’: Glenn Hoddle names one positive for Chelsea FC after Sevilla draw