Arsenal FC News: Gunners Midfielder Confronts United Great for Negative Comments

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By Mark Wayne Eubank | May 15, 2014 4:42 PM EST

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere cleared the air with Manchester United legend Paul Scholes after the latter opined that the 22-year-old has not grown as a player since he first burst onto the scene with the Gunners.

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“I actually spoke to him after. We had quite a good chat. He is entitled to his opinion but I just wanted to know.” - Jack Wilshere on Paul Scholes

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"It was a bit strange, out of the blue," Wilshere told Sky Sports.

"I remember watching it, he was having a go at Arsenal, and I was thinking 'Is he going to come for me?"

"I actually spoke to him after. We had quite a good chat. He is entitled to his opinion but I just wanted to know."

"If it had come from a rubbish player I could say 'what are you talking about?' But it came from Paul Scholes."

"So I wanted to get to the bottom of it. I spoke to him, he explained it a bit better and told me what he thought I should work on. For me he was the best English midfielder of all time."

The current England international somewhat shared the same view as Scholes did, but believes that he is on the right track to realising his full potential.

"Scholes was right in a certain way. When I first burst onto the scene there was all this noise and then I got injured."

"I have had bad luck with injuries but I can't keep saying I've been injured a lot. There comes a time when you stop being a kid and I think that's what he's referring to. 'He's young, he's got all this potential ' - you have to start putting that potential in."

"This season I have improved a lot, scored a few more than I have in the past and got a few more assists. That side of things, you can keep the ball and you can look good but it's those stats that matter. That's what I have to build on."

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“I actually spoke to him after. We had quite a good chat. He is entitled to his opinion but I just wanted to know.” - Jack Wilshere on Paul Scholes
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