Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere Admits Difficulty In Altering Playing Style

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Reports are out claiming that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted that it would be extremely tough for him to alter his playing style in a bid to avoid injuries.

Due to Wilshere’s prolific past injury record, it has been suggested by many quarters that he adapt his style which sees the 24-year-old run with the ball which attracts tackles, often mis-timed, from opponents.

But the Gunners star admits it would be tricky to now change everything he has been doing his entire career.

“I don’t think there is anything I can do differently,” he told Arsenal Player.

“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.

“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.

“When I was injured, I read a few things and I was thinking maybe they were right. Maybe I should pass it a little bit more or a little bit quicker, but as soon as I get back on the ball and there is an opportunity for me to run at someone, that is what I want to do. I don’t think I can change.

“I have just got to train every day. I have never really had injuries with my muscles, or any problems like that. It is just impact injuries. Hopefully I can avoid them.”

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