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Arsenal Manager Wenger Pressures England Boss Hodgson Over Theo Walcott

Wenger doesn’t feel that Walcott is ready for full England duty.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has looked to put pressure on England manager Roy Hodgson to be careful with winger Theo Walcott during the upcoming international break, report the Daily Star, after he returned to first team action in the Gunners’ win over Burnley at the weekend after being out injured since an FA Cup tie in January.

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Walcott came off the bench as a late substitute for Arsenal as they breezed to victory over bottom club Burnley and looked to be in good nick, but Wenger has encouraged Hodgson to be sparing with Walcott if the former Southampton man is called up to the Three Lions squad for the upcoming qualifier and a friendly against Scotland in Glasgow:

“If he wants to go, I’m happy for him to go and practice and maybe get a few minutes. Mentally it will help him.”

“Is he completely ready? I think it is a bit early but to be in the squad will be good for him.”