Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told injury-plagued Jack Wilshere to forget about playing in the Olympic Games and target a full Premier League season instead.
Wilshere hasn't played at all in the current campaign due to a stress fracture of his right ankle although he could feature in the closing stages of the season as Arsenal look to clinch a Champions League spot.
An impressive run-in may also put the 20-year-old in line for a place in the England squad for Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
"Wilshere going to the Euros is a decision that fortunately I don't have to make," said Wenger.
"I would only intervene if I believe that medically he's at risk."
And the Frenchman added: "The Olympics destroys the start of the season for us. If he could play, we'd rather he went to the Euros than the Olympics."
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