Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere Reprimanded Over Betting Tweets

July 10, 2012

Promising Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been warned by UEFA after breaking strict betting regulations.

Wilshere, who missed last season with an ankle injury, was investigated by European football’s governing body after implying he had placed a wager on an Arsenal team-mate during a Champions League match in December.

The 20-year-old tweeted that fellow Gunner Emmanuel Frimpong was “worth a cheeky £10” to open the scoring at odds of 150/1 in a clash with Greek side Olympiakos.

Wilshere later added: “Frimmy nearly won me some money there!” as his then team-mate hit a shot into the side-netting with the game still goalless.

After a seven-month investigation, UEFA deemed Wilshere had broken its laws but decided against a possible ban for the midfielder.

A UEFA spokesman said: “The player has been warned for being in breach of the principles of integrity of matches and competitions. The disciplinary measure was a warning.”