Arsene Wenger has played down the fact Jack Wilshere went ice-skating with his kids yesterday although he accepts it’s a potentially perilous pastime for a footballer.
The England international posted a picture of himself on the ice with a joking caption that read:
“Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured”
“It’s not ideal, honestly,” joked Wenger when asked for his take on such an injury-prone player indulging in such winter sport tomfoolery.
“For your balance, it’s not bad,” he continued. “For the way you fall down, as well. But for a footballer, it’s not great. It depends as well what you do.
“I just heard about that. I didn’t know [he’d gone ice skating]. You can do ice-skating by bringing your child on and just make sure that nothing happens to him. Ice-skating violently…I don’t think he did that.”
Wilshere is expected to start against BATE Borisov tomorrow evening as the Gunners complete their Europa League group stage with a dead rubber at the Emirates.