Jack Wilshere reveals reason behind offensive gesture to Man City fans
Arsenal played out a goalless draw with Chelsea on Monday, with the Gunners missing the chance to go top of the Premier League and having to contend without Jack Wilshere in midfield.
December 24th, 2013
The England player is currently serving a two-match ban for sticking his middle finger in the direction of City fans and it appears that Wilshere didn’t take kindly to the supporters making comments about his children.
While the midfielder should have risen above the barbs coming from the stands, he admits that he will have to blank out offence in future, with the player also missing the Boxing Day trip to Upton Park before being eligible again.
Wilshere tweeted: “Gutted not to be Involved last night! Shouldn’t of reacted the way I did but I know all you dads out there love your kids the way I do….
“Suppose I will just have to take the abuse about my kids in future……anyway, one more game to go! Can’t wait to be back! #AFC”
Theo Walcott claimed that a draw was a reasonable result against a Chelsea team who approached the game with negative tactics, ensuring that it is Liverpool who are top of the Premier League on Christmas Day.
“When you want to win titles, these are the games you can’t lose,” the forward said. “Chelsea came with a negative attitude but they did a job.
“We couldn’t deal with the weather conditions; it was probably the craziest game I have ever been involved in.
“Considering the conditions I’m surprised everyone stayed on the pitch.
“It was the wind – I have never known anything like it. It was very difficult to judge everything. I could tell that both sets of players were struggling to get hold of the ball and slow the tempo down.”