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Roy Keane calls Jack Wilshere the 'most overrated player on the planet'

Roy Keane calls Jack Wilshere the 'most overrated player on the planet'

Arsenal gaffer, Arsene Wenger has defended Jack Wilshere, after he was labelled the most overrated player in the world by Roy Keane.

"Arsenal are a great example of how not to start a game of football", declared the ITV pundit and Republic of Ireland assistant manager.

Keane, as he has been known to do, went in two-footed on Wilshere following Arsenal's shock defeat to Swedish minnows Ostersund on Thursday night.

Exit talk is now building around England worldwide Wilshere, as he continues to head towards free agency, but Wenger hopes a deal, which has been mooted for some time, will soon be signed.

Keane had weighed in on Arsenal's drab display in their defeat, picking out Wilshere as the starting point for their troubles.

Sead Kolasinac pulled a goal back for Arsenal just after half-time, to make it 4-2 on aggregate, and Arsene Wenger's side managed to squeeze through to the last-16 of the competition.

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It was Keane's comments on captain Wilshere that drew most attention, though, when he claimed the Englishman is the "most overrated player on the planet".

'No energy, no desire, you're looking for your senior players to lead by example.

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has described Arsenal's Jack Wilshere as "the most overrated player on the planet".

You think? Anyway, I know this doesn't change anything, and I know comments like that aren't a magical switch that has now been flipped which means Arsenal will now slay all before them until late May, but it is nice to hear a player at least try to hold his team accountable. But if you start a game slowly, no matter how good you are, it's hard to get going.

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has stuck the boot into Arsenal following a shambolic performance at home to Ostersunds.

Wenger tinkered with his squad, with the Carabao Cup final against City on Sunday in mind.


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