19 Dec 2013

Wilshere charged by FA for offensive gesture

5:35 am on 19 December 2013

The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been charged with making an offensive gesture at the end of the 6-3 defeat the English Premier League leaders suffered at Manchester City at the weekend.

The England international is alleged to have made an abusive hand gesture towards City supporters at the Etihad stadium.

The incident went unnoticed by match officials but was caught on video and Wilshere has been charged retrospectively by the FA under a new pilot project for potential 'not seen' incidents in Premier League matches.