Although he was substituted yesterday, Arsene Wenger believes Jack Wilshere is improving and has given his backing to the England international.
The manager revealed Wilshere was suffering from illness ahead of Saturday’s game, and after fairly staunch criticism from Sky’s Chief of Stupid Jamie Carragher, the Arsenal manager urged patience when it comes to assessing the midfield man.
He also suggested that Wilshere remaining injury free was key to a successful season.
“For me the most important thing for him is not to have any problem with his ankle,” said Wenger. “It looks like he’s on the right way on that front. As for the rest, he looks sharper every week.
“He was sick in the last few days and I felt that he started to miss some competitiveness. I had options on the bench as well, but let’s give him games, he has to build up slowly.”
Afterwards Carragher criticised Wilshere for not imposing himself on the game, something that no Arsenal player really did yesterday.
We’re not of a mind to report his quotes but if you really want the full experience just think of a really annoying high-pitched whine for the next 30 seconds or until you want to scraub your own eyes out, and you’ve got it.