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.”

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24 Feb 2012