Jack Wilshere pokes fun at his own injury record

Wilshere will be looking to get more minutes under his belt against BATE Borisov on Thursday

Wilshere will be looking to get more minutes under his belt against BATE Borisov on Thursday

However, constant injuries ever since have severely hampered his potential, and the Arsenal midfielder has spend the a year ago trying to prove himself to Arsene Wenger - last season on loan at Bournemouth, before needing to prove his fitness in the Europa League back with the Gunners this term.

But it was the caption he added that got people talking, the England worldwide poking fun at his own injury record by writing: "Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured".

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has poked fun at his injury plagued career on Twitter.

Hailing from Strasbourg, the eastern French city noted for its proximity to ski resorts, Wenger is well versed in such winter past-times and did have a word or two of caution for Wilshere.

"It's not ideal - although for your balance it's not bad", he told reporters. For a footballer, I don't think it is great but it depends what you do.

"I just heard about it [Wilshere going skating] but you can do ice skating by bringing your child on and making sure nothing happens to them".

The 25-year-old recently got in the Christmas spirit, taking his young family ice skating and uploading a picture to Instagram.

"I would say, yes, rotating the squad has been an advantage in term of injuries", he said.

"I consider these players as well for the Premier League".

And Wenger is planning to take Europe's secondary competition seriously too, saying: 'I think we have a chance to win it, let's give it a chance. There is a fight going on.