Arsene Wenger: 'I have to speak to Wilshere about smoking incident'

Arsenal's English midfielder Jack Wilshere reacts at the final whistle after his team were beaten 6-3 during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on December
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Arsene Wenger says that he will speak to midfielder Jack Wilshere after he was photographed smoking outside a nightclub last week.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will speak to Jack Wilshere after the midfielder was photographed smoking a cigarette outside a nightclub last week.

The 22-year-old came under criticism from his manager 12 months ago following a similar incident, but insisted that it would not happen again.

Speaking after Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Boreham Wood, Wenger is quoted by the London Evening Standard as saying: "I haven't spoken to him so it's very difficult for me to make any statement.

"I know what you can make of pictures - I have to speak to him really to see what happened before I come out publicly. I'm not deeply concerned by it. I just want to know what happened and before I know what happened, I don't want to talk too much about it."

Wilshere has made 86 appearances for the Gunners since making his debut in 2008.

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) puts his hand on his head as he watches from the dug out during the English Premier League football match against Chelsea on March 22, 2014
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