Jack Wilshere caught up in 2am nightclub fracas

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Jack Wilshere faces an important few months ahead of him for both Arsenal and England.

The midfielder is yet to make an appearance for the Gunners this season after breaking his fibula in pre-season training in August. The injury was expected to keep him out for just one month but had to undergo surgery in September which ruled him out for a further three months.

Last week, he finally resumed to full training as he aims to help Arsenal in their title challenge while attempting to force his way into Roy Hodgson’s European Championship squad.


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Working hard to get fit should be Wilshere’s priority, but the 24-year-old decided he deserved a night out in west London on Sunday night.

However, he was caught up in a fracas at 2am and had to be interviewed by the police about his involvement. (Scroll down to watch the video below)

The Daily Mirror report that Wilshere was thrown out of the Cafe de Paris nightclub and was accused to hitting a London nightclub promoter.

Witness comments

An onlooker said, per the Mirror: “Jack Wilshere came out of Cafe de Paris and stormed across the road. There was a lot of screaming and shouting between his pals and another group, it was complete chaos.

“Two of his mates ushered him down the street closely followed by two girls who appeared to be arguing.”

They continued: “There were a few people shouting Jack’s name but he kept on walking away. He’s one of the most recognisable faces in English football so a lot of people were aware it was him.

“Another man was accusing Jack of assaulting him, he was shouting and definitely trying to get a reaction from the Arsenal player.

“Suddenly around six police officers appeared out of nowhere and luckily split the two groups up, taking them down an alleyway littered with rubbish to speak to them.

“Jack was trying to hide his face with his friend’s jacket when he realised lots of people were looking at him.

“The police kept him there for about half an hour before one his pals got him a taxi and the police escorted him to the waiting cab,” they added.

No action

It’s reported that no arrests were made and that Wilshere completely denied the allegation of assault, complying with officers.

While Wilshere is obviously entitled to a night out to enjoy himself, Arsenal chiefs are likely to be angry about him hitting the headlines for his behaviour.

An Arsenal spokesman told The Mirror: “The club is aware of the incident and will be talking about it with Jack.”

Previous misdemeanours 

But, it's not the first time Wilshere has been embroiled in controversial behaviour.

The talented playmaker enraged his club by being pictured smoking a cigarette whilst on holiday in Las Vegas in 2014. He was then spotted smoking a shisha pipe inside a London nightclub.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responded angrily to those incidents by saying: “I disagree completely with that behaviour," he said, per The Mirror.

"When you are a football player you are a role model and you don’t do what damages your health.

“But when you go out socially, you can damage your reputation as an example.”

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