Wilshere accepts charge for offensive gesture
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has accepted a charge from the
English Football Association for making an abusive gesture towards
fans during a Premier League match but will contest an expected
The England international raised his middle finger toward
Manchester City supporters during Saturday’s game at Etihad
Stadium, which Arsenal lost 6-3.
The incident was not seen by match officials at the time but the
FA charged Wilshere retrospectively after a study of video
Blackpool winger Tom Ince was given a two-game ban when he was
retrospectively charged for a similar incident earlier this season,
but Arsenal has reportedly submitted mitigating circumstances to
the FA in seeking a lesser sanction.
The case will be heard by a commission on Thursday.