Wilshere’s dancing on ice ‘not ideal’ says Wenger

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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”

Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured 😁💪😂

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“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.

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