Jack Wilshere might have been fined £40,000 for ripping into Tottenham Hotspur during Arsenal’s FA Cup winning celebrations, but at least he appears to have the backing of his club’s chief executive.
According to reports, Ivan Gazidis, whilst answering questions at the annual meeting for Arsenal’s supporter groups, revealed that he felt the same as Wilshere with regards to their north London rivals, after the midfielder sang the infamous Gunners song ‘what do we think of Tottenham?’ - the next line being ‘s***’.
Wilshere at Arsenal
As a consequence of the discretion Wilshere was slapped with a fine by the FA, one that will serve as the latest black mark on a record that was already blemished by a smoking scandal earlier on this season.
On top of that the England international has struggled to battle demons with regards to his injuries this year, although the latter stages of the campaign have given reason for fans to be optimistic.
In any case the player himself will be pleased to hear he has Gazidis’ backing, especially as competition for places in Arsenal’s midfield will be at a premium come next year.
When asked what he thought of Tottenham he said: "I’m with Jack Wilshere, man.
"But in seriousness, when we play Tottenham, Jack’s gonna get some stick and those fans aren’t gonna get charged with disrepute."
Man City interest
Of course if the transfer rumour-mill is anything to go by then Wilshere’s future in north London might be uncertain. Manchester City are believed to be interested in launching a surprise move for the 23-year-old this summer, although it’s more than likely it will be rejected out of hand.
Arsene Wenger considers Wilshere a vital asset to his side moving forward, and even offers to the tune of £30m probably won’t be enough to convince him to sell.
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