By Joe Brewin
Arsène Wenger says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s international future should not be an immediate concern.
The young winger had been suggested as a possibility for Stuart Pearce’s England squad to face Holland next week, but he was not included in the 25-man squad for the Wembley clash.
But Wenger believes Oxlade-Chamberlain’s time will eventually come if he continues to focus on his Arsenal career.
“I believe any player must play 100 games and then you talk about him because when a player has five or six games on the Premier League, every time you have ups and downs,” said the Frenchman. “He learns his job at the moment.
“I am a strong believer in Oxlade-Chamberlain and I spent quite good money for him. But he needs time. You are not ready from one day to the next at the top, top level.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 24 Feb 2012