With the season almost over, attention is beginning to turn to Euro 2016, which will take place in France this summer.

Squads are being announced at the moment – it has already been confirmed that Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny will represent the host nation – and Wenger was asked on Friday morning which country he fancies to do well.

“That’s a difficult question to answer: I’m as bad if not worse than the press with predictions,” joked the Arsenal boss, before plumping for his own country.

“I believe France has a good opportunity because they play at home and traditionally at home they have shown they can win. You have to consider teams like Germany, who just won the World Cup, Spain, you never rule them out, and after some outsiders like England, Belgium, maybe Croatia because they have quality players.”

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Arsène Wenger believes Didier Deschamps could lead France to glory this summer. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Wenger will be a pundit for French television during the tournament and must be excited to watch some of his own players, including Mesut Özil and Jack Wilshere, take part for other nations.

However, the boss isn’t too excited for the early group stage.

“It will be interesting. I think the first round will be a warm-up and the competition will become interesting in the last 16.”

Pressed on which players could star at the tournament, Wenger looked beyond the obvious to mention player who haven’t been regulars for their club sides this year.

The Arsenal manager feels having fresh legs will be a huge bonus for the likes of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, who he picked out, and Jack Wilshere.

“The players are completely excited to go to the tournament. Who will be the star player? Sometimes it can be a player with fewer than 60 games in his legs.

“In France, you could have players like Pogba or Griezmann. Players like Sturridge, who haven’t had a long season, could do well. Wilshere, for example.”

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