Hodgson is not in Wenger’s good books after playing the midfielder against Germany.
England manager Roy Hodgson faces a backlash from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after Jack Wilshere aggravated an ankle injury whilst on international duty, reports the Mirror.
Wilshere was a substitute in the 0-1 loss to Germany on Tuesday despite Wenger asking Hodgson not to field the midfielder because of injury concerns.
The Three Lions coach ignored the pleas from the Frenchman and the 64-year-old’s worst fears were realised when German winger Sidney Sam kicked the Englishman accidentally.
The Gunners are going to have to assess Wilshere’s injury before the side host Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
As the international match was only a friendly Wenger is set to speak to Hodgson about why the 66-year-old risked the midfield ace, despite it not being a competitive tie.
Wilshere has been an important part of the north London club’s success this term, having played 16 matches in all competitions.
Despite being injury prone, the starlet has managed to generally avoid problems although this ankle concern did keep the midfielder sidelined for one league match.
Wenger has learned to be careful with Wilshere after years of the same issues and this decision by Hodgson will certainly rile the manager.
The team head back into domestic duty top of the league table after 11 games and also playing well in their tough Champions League group, after three victories from four fixtures.
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