Jack Wilshere has been omitted from the England Under-21s squad for the European Championships this summer.
Coach Stuart Pearce has decided to leave out the Arsenal midfielder following a tiring first-season in the Emirates Stadium side.
Speaking to the FA.com. Pearce said: "I spoke to Jack last week and he explained that while he told me in March that he wanted to be part of the squad, he now feels he is not in the best condition to take part in the Finals.
"That is based on the number of games he has played for Arsenal this season, sports science data which Jack was presented with last week and concerns he has for his fitness looking ahead to next season.
“Jack has always expressed his enjoyment at being involved with the Under-21 squad, and while I am disappointed not to have him with us for the Finals I’ve accepted the situation.”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 23 May 2011