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Arsene Wenger reveals why he rested Wilshere at weekend

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed the reasons behind dropping midfielder Jack Wilshere for the side’s game against Fulham at the weekend.

Despite dropping Wilshere to the bench, The Gunners still ran away with the three-points after they won 3-1 at Craven Cottage, but Wenger has revealed the truth behind why he did in fact drop the Englishman.

Talking to the club’s official website, the Frenchman revealed that he held a private meeting with the club’s medics and they advised him to rest the Englishman.

“It is difficult because you don’t know how the body responds and when a player plays a good game he wants to continue,” the boss said.

“We have a good communication between him and the medical department. He played 45 minutes for England after two 90-minute [games].

“He had not played 90 since February. The numbers suggested he needed a breather.”

Arsenal play Fenerbache on Tuesday night and Wenger has already confirmed that Wilshere will feature in the game.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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