"Arsene, last night on television Roy Keane was rather scathing about Jack Wilshere, saying he was one of the most overrated players on the planet."
That was perhaps the most provocative question Arsene Wenger had to field at his press conference on Friday. He double-checked the name of Jack’s critic, looked surprised and exhaled loudly before giving his answer.
Obviously, the boss doesn’t agree with Keane.
“It’s very difficult [to understand that],” he said. “Personally I rate Jack very highly. After that, you can have opinions.
“Jack was in a team on Thursday night that didn’t perform well so it was not easy for him as well. Was it one of his best performances last night? Certainly not.
“But Roy Keane knows that can happen to everybody.”
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