Jack Wilshere capped off a good first game back in the Premier League for Arsenal by giving his shirt to a fan who ran onto the pitch.
Wilshere was playing for the Gunners in the league for the first time since August 27, 2016. The 25-year-old came on late against Everton to help to secure the win, assisting Aaron Ramsey for the fourth goal which put the game out of reach.
One fan was clearly very pleased with Wilshere’s efforts and ran onto the pitch to congratulate him after the game, reports the Mirror.
The police quickly grabbed him to take him away, but the Arsenal midfielder took off his shirt and gave it to the fan as he was taken away, to large cheers from the travelling supporters.
Arsenal celebrate with the away fans. A supporter runs on and is grabbed by police – Wilshere whips off his shirt and gives it to him. 👌 pic.twitter.com/dTx7tw4YUE
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) October 22, 2017
I’m still not sure that running onto the pitch was worth it, as the fan will probably receive some form of ban from attending matches now, but at least he took something away from it, thanks to the class of Wilshere.
Many fans were calling for the English international to start, after his strong performances in the Europa League and League Cup, but realistically it would’ve been too much to give him 180 minutes of football in under 72 hours.
Arsène Wenger now has to choose whether to start Wilshere on Tuesday against Norwich in the League Cup, or to save him for the Premier League match at the weekend against Swansea.