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Wenger predicts England win

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed England to qualify for Euro 2008 with victory over Croatia and tipped Steve McClaren to achieve that success with a five-man midfield.

With Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney out injured Peter Crouch is the squad´s senior striker and Wenger believes he should be supported by Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, with Gareth Barry playing in the holding role.

"He (McClaren) will change his formation, for sure," said the Frenchman. "And it´s an important decision because I believe that´s the best way to be tight defensively without losing too much of his potential going forward. Experience has an advantage. I personally believe he will go with Gerrard, with Lampard, and Barry and (David) Beckham."

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Arsenal
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Gareth Barry
Michael Owen
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Wayne Rooney
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