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Arsene Wenger plays down Jack Wilshere's nightclub incident

London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger yesterday played down a late-night scrap involving Jack Wilshere and revealed that the midfielder will make his long-awaited return to action this week.

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger

Wilshere was photographed speaking to police in the early hours of Sunday morning after reportedly being rejected from a nightclub in central London.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere

The England midfielder will play in the club’s U-21 fixture against Newcastle United today and Wenger feels that the nightclub incident did not merit the media attention it received.

“I’ve spoken to him. It looks to be taken out of proportion a little bit,” Wenger said ahead of his side’s EPL clash with West Ham United on Saturday.

“These are matters that we like to keep internal. This is a completely private matter. I don’t know really what happened.
“There was no training session the next day. He had an off day (day off).

You can accept that sometimes the players go out, when they are free the next day, over the weekend. Overall, what is positive is that he works very, very hard. The news looks quite good. I think he will have a good match.”

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