Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was believed to be involved in a second fight in the tunnel following his dismissal in last night’s U23 win over Manchester City.
Wilshere was sent off after he reacted angrily to a late challenge from City’s Matthew Smith. Smith clattered into Wilshere long after the ball had gone, prompting the 25-year-old to shove the teenager.
His reaction got another City player, Tyreke Wilson, to get involved. He confronted Wilshere on the pitch, which earned him a red card as well. According to the Manchester Evening News, that wasn’t the end of it.
Footage from the game revealed that Wilshere and Wilson continued their dispute in the Emrates Stadium tunnel.
Wilshere allegedly lunged at Wilson and the two had to be separated by backroom staff. It was a sour way to end a fine performance from Wilshere, as helped his side to a 4-1 lead.
He set-up Eddie Nketiah’s second of the night while also playing a big role in Reiss Nelson’s second. Arsenal struggled without him on the pitch and just about hung on to a 4-3 victory.
Wilshere will be suspended for three U23 games, but will be able to play for the first-team. It’s unknown if the incident in the tunnel will have further consequences.