Jack Wilshere handed two-match suspension

Thursday 19 Dec 2013
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has been suspended for two matches by an Independent Regulatory Commission.

Wilshere was charged by The FA with making an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture 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.

Whilst admitting the charge, Wilshere claimed the standard sanction for this offence was clearly excessive. The Commission rejected this claim and the two match suspension will commence with immediate effect.

By FA Staff