ARSENE WENGER has expressed his surprise and claimed it was “not ideal” that his injury-prone Arsenal star Jack Wilshere went ice skating. The midfielder documented his family outing with wife Andriani and his two children Archie and Deliah on his social media account.
Jack Wilshere enjoyed a family outing to the ice rink this week and shared this snap on social media
Along with a snap of the foursome, Wilshere wrote: “Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured.” However, the trip was brought to his manager’s attention today ahead of Thursday’s Europa League match against BATE Borisov.
And the Gunners boss was not overly impressed to see Wilshere on ice given his poor injury record over recent years – especially while he is trying to win a new contract at the Emirates. Wenger said: “It’s not ideal, honestly, but for your balance it is not bad.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted his antics were ‘not ideal’
“For a footballer, I don’t think it is great but it depends what you do. “I don’t know exactly [what he did on the ice]. You can do ice skating and make sure nothing happens. Ice skating violently, I don’t think he did that.”
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Wilshere, 25, has started four of Arsenal’s five matches in Europe this season and is likely to add to that against BATE. He has suffered a huge succession of injury blows over the past couple of seasons but is now pushing for a regular spot back in Wenger’s Premier League starting XI.
Reports emerged last week that Arsenal were ready to cash in on the England international next month instead of losing him on a free at the end of season when his deal expires.
And Wilshere himself admitted that he could be forced to leave North London in an attempt to gain more first-team action. He said: “Of course I want to be playing.
“It’s difficult when you play every three weeks. “It’s the same as every player. “I’m still determined to win my place back, I’m working hard and we’ll see what the future holds.”