Jack Wilshere says sorry for anti-Tottenham chants during Arsenal FA Cup parade: 'Apologies if I upset or offended any of u'

Arsenal midfielder got carried away during Arsenal's FA Cup celebrations

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Jack Wilshere has apologised to anyone who was offended or upset by the anti-Tottenham chants that included swearing which he led during Arsenal's FA Cup victory parade.

The Arsenal midfielder took the microphone during Sunday's celebrations to mock fierce rivals Spurs as the players celebrated on a stage outside the Emirates Stadium following an open-top bus parade.

Some of the chanting, in front of a crowd that included many young children, included swearing.

Wilshere's actions drew a mixed response, with the chair of the Arsenal Independent Supporters' Association suggesting it showed the England international "totally understands what it is to be an Arsenal supporter".

Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck on the Arsenal parade


In contrast, former Arsenal striker Niall Quinn said: "You want passion from your players, there is no doubt about that, but he has overstepped the mark once more." Others have questioned what it says about Wilshere's maturity.

Wilshere today issued an apology on Twitter.


"Apologies if I upset or offended any of u with my celebrations," he wrote.

It's understood that the club will take no action against him for his antics.

Wilshere did the same thing when Arsenal celebrated winning the FA Cup last year.