The Frenchman defends Wilshere after comments from Scholes.
Arsenal’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Swansea City on Tuesday was followed by a dressing down from Manchester United legend Paul Scholes on Sky Sports.
Whilst working as a pundit for the channel Scholes aimed plenty of crictism at the Gunners and in particular midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Now Arsene Wenger has spoken out to defend the England international and hit back at all of the former Red Devils star’s comments.
“If six points is a million miles away, then I don’t know what the translation from a mile into a point is!” Wenger was quoted by the Mirror.
“Everybody has opinions, people who have managed zero games have opinions and we have to accept that. What you live is what you do on the pitch, and all the rest is only opinions.
“Jack Wilshere is an exceptionable player for me who has been handicapped by many injuries.
“Once Jack is back and consistently on the pitch, he will prove everybody wrong about that because he is an exceptional player – and Scholes knows that as well.”
Wilshere is likely to be pleased by this defence from Wenger, with the 64-year-old being fiercely loyal to his players – often to the point of farce when responding to on-field decisions against them.
The 22-year-old progressed from the youth academy in north London in 2008 and has since played 130 times for the first team and has 15 caps for England.
Yet as Wenger pointed out Wilshere’s time on the pitch has been greatly interrupted by injury, but if the Frenchman is correct then the midfielder is still set for success in the future.
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