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[Video] Drunk Jack Wilshere quizzed by police after nightclub fracas
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been caught up in yet another unfortunate incident after being quizzed by police following an altercation at a London nightclub in the early hours on Sunday morning.
The Mirror newspaper has got hold of some exclusive footage which shows Jack being questioned by police officers after being thrown out of Cafe de Paris in central London last night.
The midfielder was supposedly involved in an argument with a club promoter inside the venue which led to Wilshere striking the man before the row spilled out on to the streets.
As you can see from the video footage below, the 24-year-old was then quizzed by officers and while no arrests were made, Jack did his best to hide his identity by pulling his hood over his head.
An apparent witness told 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.
“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 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.”
One other party-goer took to Twitter to claim that Wilshere was ‘off his bonce’ [meaning drunk], while an Arsenal spokesman told the newspaper:
“The club is aware of the incident and will be talking about it with Jack.”
The midfielder has only just returned to full training and is close to making his first appearance of the season after yet another injury-plagued campaign, so it’s hugely disappointing that he’s been wrapped-up in this sort of thing.
I appreciate that Jack is a young player who’s entitled to a life away from football, but surely he should be concentrating on getting himself fully fit and back on the pitch rather than drinking and getting in fights in nightclubs at 2am.
We’ll have to see what action, if any, the club decide to take against Wilshere but I’m sure Arsene will be having some serious words with him at training tomorrow.
Here are some more photos and the video courtesy of the Mirror.