Friday, 4 October 2013
Wenger rebukes Wilshere after midfielder is caught smoking outside nightclub
Arsene Wenger has lashed out at Jack Wilshere, after the player was caught smoking outside a nightclub this week.
The England midfielder was photographed puffing on a stick of cigarette and chatting with a blonde girl, after Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Napoli in the Champions League and his manager has said he will speak to him about the incident.
“I disagree completely with that behaviour,” Wenger said. “I need to have a chat with him about that.
“You don’t do what damages your health as a footballer. You damage your reputation when you do that in public.”
When he was asked if Wilshere will face any punishment, Wenger replied: “I don’t know what happened so I can’t talk about any punishment.”
Wilshere played 27 minutes of Arsenal’s Champions League Group F victory over Napoli after replacing Tomas Rosicky as a second-half substitute.