England international and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has accepted the criticism hurled at him by former Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes. In a broadcast live on Sky television, Scholes hit out at the Arsenal number ten for having stagnated in his progress the last few years.
“It was a bit strange, out of the blue. I remember watching it, he was having a go at Arsenal, and I was thinking ‘Is he going to come for me?’
“I actually spoke to him after. We had quite a good chat. He is entitled to his opinion but I just wanted to know.
“If it had come from a rubbish player I could say ‘what are you talking about?’ But it came from Paul Scholes.”
Aaron Ramsey has jumped ahead of the Stevenage native in terms of importance to Arsene Wenger’s side, and has suffered from countless injures in recent years. Wilshere knows he must progress and kick on from where he is now to ense his starting spot for England, with Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson pushing him out of the side as well as Everton duo Ross Barkley and loanee Gareth Barry, returning to Manchester City after a year with the Toffees.
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