Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed that Jack Wilshere is already preparing for next season, after being ruled out of action for at least six weeks with a foot fracture.
The 22-year-old suffered the injury in a challenge with Liverpool defender Daniel Agger during England's 1-0 win against Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.
Wilshere potentially miss 12 games, and Wenger has claimed that his midfielder is already looking towards the 2014-15 campaign.
Wenger feels his player is unlikely to play a starring role this term, and said in his Friday press conference: "It is a blow for him and for us, from now on we want to get him to recover and come back as quickly as possible and prepare for next season.
"You can only be very down, especially in the first days.
"He is in a boot and has gone away for a few days to get away from things and think about something else."
However, the Frenchman refused to criticise Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson for leaving Wilshere on the field after the collision.
Wilshere temporarily left the pitch after suffering the injury in the first half, but returned moments later before he was eventually subbed at the hour mark.
"At some stage it is the player who gives you the indication, you trust always the player," the Arsenal manager added.
"Sometimes you give him a few minutes to tell you how he feels and if he has pain. We cannot make an instant decision with an X-ray, so it is the player who tells you if he can go on or not."