Wenger will make fresh appeal to England Under 21 boss Pearce over Wilshere

05 May 2011 01:38
Arsene Wenger will make a final bid to persuade Stuart Pearce to leave Jack Wilshere out of his England Under 21 squad for the European Championship in Denmark.[LNB] Wenger plans to talk to Pearce at the end of the season but is aware the final decision is England's.[LNB] Too much pressure: Arsenal's Jack Wilshere could play over 60 games this season[LNB] Pearce, who selected the player in his initial squad of 40 on Tuesday, is determined not to budge. [LNB]He has the support of FIFA rules and Wilshere, who told FourFourTwo magazine this week: 'I will play for the Under 21s. It's down to Arsene Wenger, Fabio Capello and Stuart Pearce but I will never say no to my country.'[LNB] Meanwhile, Alan Pardew is hoping to beat off competition from Liverpool and Tottenham and take Ipswich player Connor Wickham to St James' Park.[LNB] The Newcastle boss is hoping regular Barclays Premier League football will be a major draw for the England Under 21 striker.[LNB] Pardew, who still has his ?35million Andy Carroll transfer kitty and wants at least two new forwards this summer, signed Wickham for Reading before the 18-year-old joined Ipswich, and has monitored him since.[LNB] FA primed for club v country row as Carroll and Wilshere named in U21sWenger warns Capello Under 21 role will scupper Wilshere's senior career[LNB] [LNB]  FA primed for club v country row as Carroll and Wilshere named in U21sWenger warns Capello Under 21 role will scupper Wilshere's senior career Explore more:People: Fabio Capello, Andy Carroll, Jack Wilshere, Stuart Pearce, Arsene Wenger Places: Newcastle, Liverpool, Denmark, United Kingdom

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