Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has responded to Roy Keane calling Jack Wilshere “the most overrated player on the planet”.
Wilshere started as Arsenal were stunned in their Europa League last-32 second-leg tie against Ostersunds on Thursday, losing 2-1.
The Gunners go through to the last-16 with a 4-2 aggregate win, but the defeat is a setback.
Keane laid into Arsenal after the game, but saved his main criticism for Wilshere.
Wenger was asked for his response on Friday.
“Personally I rate Jack very highly,” he said.
“After that you can have opinions. Jack was in a team that didn’t perform well. Was it one of his better performances? Certainly not.
“But Roy Keane knows that can happen to everyone.”