Kane scored one from the spot but missed another late as the Three Lions pulled out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals.
Wenger believes there was never any choice but Kane to take the second penalty given his position in the squad, with his teammates unwilling to suggest another option.
When asked if someone else should have taken the second penalty, Wenger told beIN Sport: “It’s so important for England that the dynamics of the team dictate that nobody at this time- there did not consider it appropriate to offer to take the penalty instead.”
Kane says he will have to learn to ‘live with’ the missed penalty, telling reporters after the match: “I’m not someone who thinks about it too much. I’m preparing if I get a penalty or two in a game I couldn’t fault my preparation or pre-match detail.
“It didn’t feel any different, I felt confident taking it, I just couldn’t execute it the way I wanted, of course it’s something I’m going to have to live with and take my chin on.
“But all we can do is stay proud of each other and know that the team is in a very good position and we have to try to look ahead.”