Arsene Wenger urges Hector Bellerin to rest over the summer
Bellerin has picked up three senior caps with Spain but is likely to be included in Albert Celades' squad for the Under-21 event in Poland.
The pacey 22-year-old has established himself as Arsenal's first-choice right-back over the past two seasons and recently penned a new contract at the club until 2022.
And Wenger is keen for Bellerin, who has featured in 32 of Arsenal's 45 games this season, to rest up over the summer break.
Hector Bellerin expected to link up with Spain Under-21 side in Poland
But the Gunners manager admits the former Barcelona youngster is likely to ignore his advice.
"It's not ideal after a long season," Wenger said when asked about Bellerin travelling with Spain Under-21s.
"He should have a rest and prepare for next season.
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"The Spanish players love to play for their country and I think he will go as he loves to play for Spain."
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With fellow right-backs Carl Jenkinson and Mathieu Debuchy nowhere near the Arsenal first-team at present, Bellerin is all-but guaranteed to start at Middlesbrough tonight (8pm).
But the Spaniard has come in for criticism in recent weeks, with Arsenal fans berating him during last week's 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.