Arsenal gaffer, Arsene Wenger has defended Jack Wilshere, after he was labelled the most overrated player in the world by Roy Keane.
The former Manchester United man slammed Wilshere, who captained Arsenal in their disastrous 2-1 loss to Ostersunds.
Wenger tinkered with his squad, with the Carabao Cup final against City on Sunday in mind. Arsenal progressed 4-3 on aggregate and were slammed by Keane, who took special aim at Wilshere.
Speaking on ITV , the former Manchester United great said: “You look for your senior players to lead by example…when Wilshere is your captain, to me, he is probably the most over-rated player on the planet.”
Wenger adopted a weary tone when the matter was raised at his news conference to preview the EFL Cup final.
“Who said that?” he asked before exhaling at length when informed Keane was the pundit in question.
“It’s very difficult. I personally rate Jack very highly,” he answered. “After that, you can have opinions.
“Jack was in a team that did not perform well, so it was not easy for him.
“It was not his best performance but Roy Keane knows that can happen to everybody.”