Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been given a stern warning about his future conduct by England manager Roy Hodgson.
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The Gunners midfielder landed himself in hot water with the FA in the past week over his anti-Tottenham Hotspur chant during the Gunners’ FA Cup trophy parade last Sunday.
It led the 23-year-old to being hit with a misconduct charge for bringing the game into disrepute and has until June 10 to respond and could miss the start of next season through suspension if found guilty.
While his club side are thought to have dealt with the issue internally, Hodgson has called on the midfielder to control his actions in the future:
“It is not the type of behaviour we encourage or want to see but unfortunately young men sometimes do things they shouldn’t do, and regret it,” the England manager said at his pre-match press conference [via BBC Sport].
“I will leave the FA and Arsenal to try to make certain that he curbs his enthusiasm to do the wrong thing from time to time,” Hodgson added.
Wilshere is currently with the national team ahead of the international friendly against the Republic of Ireland on Sunday afternoon and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia next week.
After a season that has been disrupted by an ankle injury, which ruled him out for four months, Wilshere will be one of the freshest members of the Three Lions squad and will be desperate to impress Hodgson in the next week and nail down a regular spot in the side now that Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have retired from the international stage.