21 Dec 2013

Wilshere banned for two games

12:12 pm on 21 December 2013

The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been suspended for two matches after being found guilty of making an offensive gesture to Manchester City fans.

The incident occurred when the English Premier League leaders were beaten 6-3 by City at the Etihad Stadium last weekend.

The gesture had not been seen by match officials but was caught on video.

Despite admitting the charge, England international Wilshere argued that the standard sanction for the offence was excessive.

An FA commission deemed otherwise and Wilshere will now miss Arsenal's home game with third-placed Chelsea and the trip to fourth from bottom West Ham United next week.