Although Arsene Wenger will have been sorely disappointed to see his young star receive a red card for a lunging, reckless tackle in the Gunners' recent game against Birmingham at the Emirates, Fabio Capello may well have been delighted to see Jack Wilshere taught a valuable lesson at club level in the hope that he can avoid getting hot headed during a crucial international match for his country.
The English youngster is one of a handful of young talents widely expected to move on to bigger and better things in the near future but Capello knows that young players badly need to be protected from themselves and also from those seeking to undermine them in the tabloid press. If you needed any proof of this, take a look at the recent reports regarding Andy Carroll, a man who has gone from hero to zero in a matter of days following his court appearance and subsequent reports in the media.
Players such as Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs have been more successful at staying out of the public eye but Stuart Pearce will know that he needs to keep his group of highly talented under-21 players under firm control if they are to fulfil their potential at the top level of international football. Anyone who has placed a football bet on England winning Euro 2012 will hope he can succeed.
Capello is likely to give youth a chance in upcoming international fixtures and the England camp will be desperate, in light of the negative World Cup press, to show the world that it is able to invest in, and look after, young talent, with many foreign commentators believing that the Premier League and English football in general is obsessed with attracting mega-rich individuals capable of buying immediate success.
With players such as Wilshere and Carroll starting to become highly valued regulars at their clubs, the chances for young talent to shine in the Premier League seem to be increasing. Let's just hope England's chances of success continue to increase along with these opportunities.
Meanwhile, the Notts Forrest betting suggests the side could still make a push for promotion.
They club got off to a slow start, but has now started to turn things around.