Jack Wilshere omitted from Olympics reckoning

Jack Wilshere is no longer being considered as a possible player for Team GB at the Olympics, according to The Daily Mail.

The Arsenal midfielder is on the road to recovery after missing the entire 2011-12 season through injury, and it is expected that Wilshere will be in training in Gunners pre-season.

Stuart Peace has previously stated that he was considering Wilshere as a potential player to represented the amalgamated team this summer in the London Games.

However, it is now thought that Pearce has succumbed to pressure from club boss Arsene Wenger, and has not included Wilshere in his 35-man Team GB initial shortlist.

The likes of David Beckham and Craig Bellamy have all but been confirmed to be ready to compete, however the remaining players to represent Great Britain are yet to be seen.

Wilshere exclusion will mean that he can focus on getting fit and ready for 2012-13 in north London.

By Gareth McKnight