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Jack Wilshere shown red card for Arsenal U23s for awful violence

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Returning from a fractured leg suffered in April, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was sent off during a 4-3 Arsenal U23 win over Manchester City on Monday night.

The 25-year-old England international spent last season on loan at Bournemouth but still hopes to get back into Arsene Wenger's first team plans in north London.

It is almost a whole year since he last made a senior appearance for the Gunners and his manager surely won't be too impressed by his shenanigans tonight.

Speaking over the summer, Wenger insisted that the door to the first team is still open for the injury prone former wonderkid.

"He has to work hard to come back and fight for a place in the team," said Wenger.

“But once he is ready, when he comes back, he will not be far from practising with the team.”

Wilshere made 27 league appearances for Bournemouth last season but Eddie Howe opted not to make his loan move permanent.

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Tonight was the first time Wilshere was sent for an early bath since being shown red against Manchester United in 2012.

Wilshere sent off

He bagged a wonderful assist in the first half of Arsenal U23s 4-3 win but grabbed headlines after losing his temper on Monday night.

Shown red for violent conduct, Wilshere managed to get into rifts with two Manchester City youngsters before leaving the field of play.

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Furious at being fouled, he initially shoved Manchester City's 17-year-old midfielder Matthew Smith following a badly-timed tackle.

Wilshere then became involved in a shoving match with Tyreke Wilson and referee Samuel Allison dismissed both players.

Watch the video of the talented midfielder losing his head below.

The suspension does not carry into the first team so is available for Wenger to call upon for next weekend's trip to Liverpool.

It seems unlikely, though.

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