Jordan Henderson discusses Jack Wilshere's FA charge and injury problems

Jack Wilshere

The Liverpool and England player said he thought the Arsenal midfielder was an important player for England.

Liverpool star Jordan Henderson has touched on how Jack Wilshere is dealing with the fallout from the FA Cup final celebrations, in comments appearing in the London Evening Standard.

Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0 to lift the trophy, but unfortunately for the Gunners, people weren't only talking about the impressive performance in the papers the next day.

For Wilshere, the gloss of the FA Cup final win over Aston Villa may have been tarnished a little because of his charge for taking part in a chant mocking Tottenham as he celebrated with Gunners fans after the victory. 

But Henderson has said that he has seen no evidence of Wilshere letting his problems with the FA trouble him, instead working hard in the gym, and praised his quality and importance for the national side.

What the 25-year-old did say however was that he felt sorry for the number of injuries the Arsenal man has had.

“He is a huge player for us. His ability is unbelievable," the Liverpool man is quoting as saying in the LES. "You see the things he does in games and in training and I just feel a little bit sorry for him in terms of injuries that he has got.

“Jack is very headstrong. He will not let that [the charge] bother him at all. I know that is getting dealt with so he will concentrate on doing the best for England over these next two games.

“I always see him working hard in the gym, trying to make sure he strengthens every area to prevent that. He is a huge part of what we are trying to do here and I am sure in these next two games he can play some part and have an even bigger part to play next season."

Despite making his debut for the Londoners 7 years ago, Wilshere has only this season notched up 100 league appearances for the club. It was another campaign where the Stevenage-born player struggled with ankle problems, and he will be well aware that he has to avoid more problems to reach his potential.

The two midfielders could be set to line up alongside each other for England on Sunday as Roy Hodgson's side take on Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Though Wilshere hasn't managed to reclaim his position in the Arsenal side since returning to fitness, he is seen as a vital ingredient of the Three Lions setup, especially with Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick out injured.

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