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Jack Wilshere charged by FA for Arsenal victory parade chant

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The Football Association has today charged Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere with misconduct following the young player's expletive-laden chant outside of the Emirates Stadium last Sunday.

Wilshere caused controversy following Arsenal's 4-0 FA Cup final win after leading Gunners fans in abusive chants targeted towards north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The incident occurred amongst the celebrations on Arsenal’s open-top bus parade through the capital and it now appears Wilshere will have to face the repercussions of his actions.

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The midfielder apologised to fans via twitter on Monday after the incident made the national news. However, the apology was not enough to spare the 23-year-old a charge from the FA.

The incident may bring back memories of Ray Parlour singing similar songs a decade ago in Arsenal colours. The incident at the time went down wonderfully with both fans and the media.

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Wilshere has had to settle for a place on the bench for much of the season and was only used as a substitute in Saturday’s Wembley final.

The number 10 has found himself consistently sidelined this season due to the strong form of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Francis Coquelin in the heart of Arsenal’s midfield.

The Stevenage-born player has scored just two goals this season and will need to push on next season and stay injury free to nail down a regular first team place in the side.

The FA announced via its official site: "Jack Wilshere has been charged with misconduct in relation to Arsenal’s FA Cup celebrations on Sunday 31 May 2015.

"It is alleged his conduct in making and/or inciting certain comments during the club’s open bus trophy tour was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute."

The player has until 6pm on 10 June 2015 to respond to the charge.

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