Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Arsene Wenger latest on new Arsenal deal for Jack Wilshere

Arsene Wenger latest on new Arsenal deal for Jack Wilshere

I don't know if you saw the game, but even if you didn't, I'm sure you know that Arsenal were hot garbage against Östersunds yesterday.

Speaking on ITV, he said: "The manager summed it up". "When Wilshere is your me, he is probably the most overrated player on the planet".

But, despite losing on the day, they got the job done and they move on to face.somebody in the Round of 16 (I'm writing this Thursday, before the draw).

Wilshere has struggled with injuries throughout his tenure at Arsenal, but when he has played he has received praise for his effectiveness on the pitch.

Wenger, who appeared briefly at a news conference this morning, was asked to respond to Keane's criticism.

"It's very hard. I personally rate Jack very highly". Was it one of his best performances? After that you can have opinions. "Certainly not. Roy Keane knows that can happen to everybody". "And to be honest, we improved a bit in the second half, but we still weren't good enough".

Wilshere has always been heralded as English football's best creative midfielders.

A source close to the Hitchin-reared player confirmed Wilshere and his representatives have been in discussion with the club since before last summer with the endgame fast approaching - but the 26-year-old not happy with the terms on offer at the moment.

But maybe he has now got over that as he has scored 6 goals already this season (helped by his first ever hat-trick against Everton in his last match) but he immediately went out injured again until (hopefully) returning for the Cup Final tomorrow.

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