Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is unhappy about the sensationalism of his red card against Manchester City U23s last night.

Wilshere saw red and received red during Arsenal’s U23 game last night, in a moment that The Sun described as the “lowest of his career”. Understandably, the Arsenal midfielder wasn’t happy with that article, and has let the author, Sam Morgan, know about it.

The reaction from certain papers has been rather extreme, with many taking the view that it doesn’t do Wilshere’s chances of staying at the Emirates Stadium any hopes. Amongst Arsenal fans, however, the incident showed that Wilshere still had a lot of fire in him and that he was right to be upset after a career of receiving of poorly timed tackles.

Whatever the case, the England playmaker will now be suspended for the next three U23 games during a time where he really needed game time to improve his fitness. His Arsenal career is hanging in the balance after the club spent most of the summer trying to sell him before his contract expires in 2018.

With no buyer found, and with no contract offer on the table, it seems Wilshere could spend the season in limbo. His loan at Bournemouth did little to convince Wenger that he could be still contribute to the first-team, and this red card won’t have helped his cause at all.

I feel his best hope now is to get an outing in either the League Cup and Europa League.

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