It’s safe to saw that former Manchester United midfielder and captain Roy Keane is not a big fan of Arsenal star Jack Wilshere.
Keane labelled the Gunners midfielder the most over rated player on the planet in February, and he again laid into the 26-year-old with some scathing comments after Arsenal’s 2-2 Europa League draw with CSKA Moscow last night.
Wilshere put in a poor performance in Russia last night, and was substituted after 69 minutes with yet another injury.
The Gunners fortunes actually began to change after the England internationals withdrawal and they came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 and progress to the semi-final stage where they will face Atletico Madrid.
Wilshere’s contract runs out at the end of the season and he is said to be stalling on signing an extension at the Emirates as the club want him to take a wage cut on his current £120,000 a week deal.
However, Keane has warned the midfielder that he should sign any contract he is offered, as he may not have as many options this summer as he thinks.
“You need to be fit if you’re a top level footballer, and every time I see him he’s getting treatment or he’s carrying a knock.” Keane told ITV.
“I’ve never been a big fan of his, for an attacking player he doesn’t get enough goals or assists. The guy’s career is drifting, I don’t like to see it, but as bad as Arsenal were he was really bad.”
“Has he been offered a contract? If I was him I would sign it, because if he thinks he’s getting big offers in the summer he’ll be surprised. The big question about him, on top of what he lacks, is that he never seems fit. That’s pretty important.”
Keane may well be regarded as one of football’s grumpiest men so some people may take these comments with a pinch of salt, however for anybody that actually saw the former Republic of Ireland midfielder play it is safe to say that he would have absolutely destroyed Wilshere had they ever come up against each other in a game.