Jack Wilshere has admitted that he won’t change how he plays even though he knows that the way he goes about things on the pitch often leads to injury.

The midfielder was a guest on Goals on Sunday on Sunday morning after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Everton the previous evening.

Revealing that he was out of the protective boot, off his crutches and starting to move around, the hosts asked him if he had ever thought about changing how he plays.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal breaks with the ball during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 26: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal breaks with the ball during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

“Ideally yes, I want to play every week and be fit for as many games as possible but if I don’t play the way I want, I won’t be the same player.,” Jack said.

“Boss always says you’ve got to train as you play and maybe in training I do need to calm down a bit [in training.”

Wilshere has been often criticised for nudging the ball too far ahead of him or releasing the ball later than he should, prompting opposition players to lunge in, resulting in injury.

But it is just that style of play that makes him so dangerous and unpredictable.

Maybe the question we should be asking is not should Jack change, but should defenders look at getting better at timing their tackles and reading the game?

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