6pm deadline for Jack Wilshere to decide over FA charge

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere must decide by 6pm if he will accept a charge from the FA over an alleged gesture made towards Manchester City fans.

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Jack Wilshere admits FA charge over hand gesture

Jack Wilshere, Arsenal Credit: Lynne Cameron/EMPICS Sport

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted a charge from the Football Association over an offensive hand gesture made towards Manchester City fans, but has contested the mandatory two-match ban and the case will be heard by a commission today.

Television cameras picked up Wilshere raising his middle finger in the direction of home supporters at the Etihad Stadium during the second half of the Gunners' 6-3 defeat on Saturday.

Arsenal to accept Wilshere ban 'if he did it'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said the club would accept any ban handed out "if he did it". If that's the case, Wilshere is likely to miss the game against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium next Monday.

Arsenal midfield player Jack Wilshere has been charged by the FA with making an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture.

The charge follows an alleged gesture made during the fixture between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 14 December. The incident was not seen by match officials, but was caught on video.

Wilshere has been charged retrospectively by the FA under a new pilot project for potential 'not seen' incidents in Premier League matches.

– FA STATEMENT

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6pm deadline for Jack Wilshere to decide over FA charge

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere must decide by 6pm tonight if he will accept a charge from the Football Association over an alleged gesture made towards Manchester City fans. It could see him handed a one-match ban and fine.

Jack Wilshere Credit: Press Association

Television cameras picked up Wilshere raising his middle finger in the direction of home supporters at the Etihad Stadium during the second half of the Gunners' 6-3 defeat.

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