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'I wish he was English' - Wilshere clarifies Januzaj comments

ESPN staff
October 9, 2013 « England's 68,000 coaches left in the dust | Chartbeat test »
Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere is looking to put an eventful week behind him ahead of two crucial World Cup qualifiers

Jack Wilshere has clarified his comments over the FA's potential recruitment of Adnan Januzaj, saying he wishes the Manchester United teenager was English.

The Arsenal midfielder made headlines last week after being pictured smoking a cigarette outside a nightclub. Wilshere then struck the equaliser for the Gunners in the 1-1 draw at West Brom on Sunday.

Wilshere has since criticised the FA over their approach for Januzaj, saying: "The only people who should play for England are English people."

But he has revealed on Twitter he wished the 18-year-old was English and claims the media have twisted his comments.

Later in the evening, Wilshere again took to Twitter in a bid to clear up the situation, including a defence against comments made by England cricketer Kevin Pietersen.

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