The Gunners argued the length of the ban, with similar past cases resulting in a single game suspension, however the FA Cup have come hard down on Jack as they look to increase the severity of the issue.
Wilshere was caught on video pulling the gesture to the City faithful after receiving plenty of stick from the home supporters. He was initially charged by The Football Association and an Independent Regulatory Commission acting on their behalf, condemned the midfielder to miss Arsenal’s upcoming two ties.
His ban will render him suspended for their Premier League matches at home to Chelsea on Monday, December 23 and at West Ham United on Thursday, December 26.
This is a big blow for the Gunners and the young Englishman who was pushing for a regular starting spot albeit on the wing. With Monday’s crunch tie against Jose Mourinho’s Blues firmly on his mind, he will be frustrated and hopefully will have learned his lesson…Don’t get caught on camera!