Jack Wilshere claims this negative trait will always be part of his game

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The Arsenal midfielder says his style of play will always entertain rough tackles from opposition players.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere claims suffering injuries is part and parcel of the way he plays football, according to the Daily Star. 

The England international has missed a huge portion of the Premier League campaign owing to a fractured ankle he suffered in pre-season.

The 24-year-old is now in a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of the European Championships in France this summer and secure a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad.

Wilshere has been plagued by injuries throughout his career - missing the whole of the 2011-12 campaign with a foot and ankle problem - and once again missed a big chunk of the current campaign due to physical issues.

The central midfielder returned from his long lay-off to come on for the final six minutes of Arsenal’s goalless draw away at Sunderland last weekend.

Despite suffering continual injuries, Wilshere says his style of play will always entertain rough tackles from opposing players but insists he won’t be altering his approach any time soon.

As quoted in the Daily Star, he said: "All my injuries have been impact injuries and I have been a little bit unfortunate at times when I have maybe overrun the ball a little bit, so maybe I can work on dribbling with the ball closer to my foot.

"But I'm not one of those players who is blessed with Theo [Walcott]'s pace who can run behind you.

“When I'm on the ball, I have to get close to the defender, which is going to cause him to attempt to tackle me or mistime it as we have seen in the past.

"That is part of my game. I don't think there is anything I can do differently.”

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