Wilshere accepts FA charge over offensive hand gesture to City fans

ANI| Updated: Dec 19, 2013, 10:25 AM IST

Johannesburg: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has accepted an FA charge over an offensive gesture, but will contest the mandatory two-game ban, according to reports.

According to Sport24, the England international is alleged to have made an abusive hand gesture towards Manchester City supporters at the Etihad Stadium during Arsenal`s 6-3 Premier League defeat on Saturday.

The incident went unnoticed by match officials but was caught on video and Wilshere was charged retrospectively by the FA under a new pilot project for potential `not seen` incidents in Premier League matches, the report said.

His case will be heard by a commission on Thursday and if the suspension is upheld he will miss Arsenal`s Premier League match with Chelsea on December 23 and the game at West Ham United three days later, the report added.