FA chief tells Wilshere he’s paid enough to put up with stick

Greg Dyke tells Arsenal's Jack Wilshere that he's paid enough to put up with stick from rival supporters

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere Photo: Nike

FA chairman Greg Dyke has told Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere that he is paid enough to put up with stick from rival supporters.

The 21-year-old has been handed a two-game suspension for an abusive hand gesture towards the crowd during Arsenal’s 6-3 defeat by Manchester City on Saturday.

And although Dyke admits he can understand why Wilshere reacted, the 66-year-old insisted that the England international must “learn to cope with it”.

“As a supporter I sympathise with the players because of the flak they get from the crowd,” Dyke told talkSPORT.

He’s very well paid to play the game and he’s got to learn to cope with it.

Greg Dyke

“People can lose their cool very quickly but he [Wilshere] has got to learn.

“He’s very well paid to play the game and he’s got to learn to cope with it.

“You think back over many years of players who were hot-headed when they were younger, but not when they get older.

“They just learn and mature. That’s what happens. It’s part of life.”

Wilshere will miss Arsenal’s Premier League clashes against Chelsea and West Ham United next week due to the suspension.

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