Johannesburg, Dec 25: Arsenal and England midfielder jack Wilshere has revealed that the abusive hand gesture that he directed at Manchester City fans this month was a reaction to jibes about his children.
The action resulted in a two-game suspension for Wilshere, who will complete his ban by sitting out Thursday’s Premier League visit to West Ham United having missed second-placed Arsenal’s goalless draw with Chelsea on Monday.
According to Sport24, the 21-year-old player however, expressed his regret over his action and said on his Twitter account that he would just have to take the abuse about his children in the future.
Wilshere, who will be back for the match at Newcastle United on Sunday, further said that he just has another game to sit out for and cannot wait to be back in the field playing for Arsenal.
Arsenal was beaten 6-3 by City at the Etihad Stadium on Dec. 14, the report added. (ANI)