Arsenal legend Liam Brady told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he feels Jack Wilshere is too brave for his own good.
Brady, a guest in the talkSPORT studio, was pressed on why he thought Wilshere had suffered with injury problems during his career, despite the fact he’s only 23-years-old.
“I look at Jack and he’s had three bad injuries so far during his career. I just think he’s too brave for his own good,” said Brady.
“He’s too brave and will go into challenges hanging a leg out and that causes problems.”
Wilshere has been plagued by ankle problems over the last couple of seasons, with his latest ailment developing during the game against Manchester United earlier in the season.
He has been working hard to return to first team action, building up his fitness in training and through performances for the under-21 side, but it looks unlikely that he’ll have a key impact over the remainder of the campaign.
That adds importance to getting through the summer in good condition, getting a full pre-season under his belt and then fighting for a place in the first team next season.
The Independent has reported the rumour that Manchester City are interested in doing a deal for him, but fully fit, playing sensibly and in good form, Wilshere can definitely hold his own in the Gunners team.
The main problem he faces is that Arsene Wenger has so many good options ahead of him in the pecking order at the moment.
When he does play, perhaps he needs to be a little more withdrawn to stop himself from picking up knocks, which might ultimately keep him out of the team altogether.