"Carl is a guy with massive potential and I believe the positive of that is it will improve his belief, and that is very important for him in my opinion."
England's friendly will help mark the official opening of Stockholm's new state-of-the-art Friends Arena.
Wenger will see most of his squad away during next week in what the Arsenal manager sees as somewhat unnecessary fixtures.
He said: "The friendlies in November, you don't know how they can prepare you for a game in February.
"Basically there are a lot of politics behind these games as well because when you see some teams travelling during that period, you think it is more to pay back some corporation rather than preparing a team for the next official game."