The FA have confirmed that Jack Wilshere has been retrospectively charged with making “an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture” after giving Manchester City’s supporters the finger during Saturday’s defeat at the Etihad.
Clearly frustrated by both his own and his side’s performance the Arsenal midfielder was caught on camera making the gesture in the 69th minute of the game and will pay the price with a suspension that rules him out of the Chelsea game on Monday and a likely fine totalling £20,000.
Arsene Wenger has 24 hours to appeal, but that seems unlikely given he stated in his post-game press conference he’d accept a ban were the evidence to suggest his man was guilty. Which he quite obviously is.
A silly thing to do. Hardly the worst in the world granted. But a lesson learned for Jack who’ll no doubt be kicking himself.