Wenger hits back at Keane’s Wilshere rant

first_imgArsène Wenger Arsenal boss Wenger backs Wilshere after Keane rant Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 18:59 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Jack Wilshere Arsenal 22022018 Getty Arsène Wenger Kevin De Bruyne Arsenal v Östersunds FK Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City League Cup Östersunds FK Arsenal UEFA Europa League Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane singled out the Gunners midfielder after their defeat to Ostersunds, but his manager has backed him Arsene Wenger defended Jack Wilshere after Roy Keane labelled the Arsenal midfield “probably the most over-rated player on the planet.”Arsenal slumped to an embarrassing 2-1 defeat at home to Ostersunds in the Europa League on Thursday, advancing to the last 16 by virtue of a 3-0 win in the away leg.Wenger shuffled his starting XI with an eye on Sunday’s EFL Cup final against Manchester City but Wilshere captained the side and conceded afterwards the Gunners “weren’t good enough”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp That did not spare the 26-year-old – who has re-established himself at Arsenal this season after a year on loan at Bournemouth and persistent injury struggles – from Keane’s wrath.Speaking on ITV , the former Manchester United great said: “You look for your senior players to lead by example…when Wilshere is your captain, to me, he is probably the most over-rated player on the planet.”Wenger adopted a weary tone when the matter was raised at his news conference to preview the EFL Cup final.”Who said that?” he asked before exhaling at length when informed Keane was the pundit in question.”It’s very difficult. I personally rate Jack very highly,” he answered. “After that, you can have opinions.”Jack was in a team that did not perform well, so it was not easy for him.”It was not his best performance but Roy Keane knows that can happen to everybody.”last_img

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