Jack Wilshere was allegedly involved in an altercation on April 2nd, and has consequently been accused of assault. He was recently quizzed by police, and if charged he could potentially miss the Euro 2016 Championships this summer (if he’s even selected), as reported by the Mirror.
The 24-year-old is being investigated following a scuffle at Cafe de Paris in London, with two groups of men clashing in the high end nightclub at 2am. Police were called to the scene, and one man claimed he was assaulted – potentially by Wilshere himself.
The scenes that followed didn’t look like there had been any real violence, and Wilshere wasn’t acting like he’d just been in a fight. The fact that he’s being questioned doesn’t necessarily mean anything more than he was present during the alleged incident, but until we get more information we won’t know for sure.
“At 02:15 on Sunday, 3 April, police patrolling Coventry Street, W1, became aware of two groups of men involved in an altercation,” a spokeswoman for Scotland Yard said.
“Officers intervened and one man claimed he was assaulted. He did not require hospital treatment.
“A 24-year-old man was interviewed under caution on Wednesday, 20 April.”
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The injury prone midfielder made his first appearance of the season this past weekend, coming on as a substitute against Sunderland after nearly a year out with an ankle injury. He’ll be hoping to prove his fitness before the Euros this summer, with Roy Hodgson still possibly picking him for the England squad.
Even if he is picked though, it might make little difference. His bail conditions – if he is charged – would likely prohibit him from leaving the country, and certainly prevent him from playing in France.
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It would be great to see him at the Euros, although hopefully he’s able to avoid further injury and return fully fit next season.