Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v Liverpool

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 1 - 2 Arsenal

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Wilshere sorry for smoking

Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere has apologised for smoking on holiday after the World Cup and admits his behaviour is "unacceptable".

Last Updated: 27/07/14 at 14:58 Post Comment

Jack Wilshere: 'Doesn't want kids growing up thinking it's OK to smoke'

Jack Wilshere: 'Doesn't want kids growing up thinking it's OK to smoke'

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 22-year-old midfielder was photographed smoking in a hot tub in Las Vegas, the second time in less than a year that he has been pictured with a cigarette in public.

Wilshere spoke to Sky Sports News from Arsenal’s pre-season training in New Jersey, USA and said: “I made a mistake then, and I made a mistake again – people make mistakes.

“I’m young and I’ll learn from it.

“I realise the consequences it has and the effect it has on the kids growing up.

“I’ve got kids myself, and I don’t want them to grow up thinking that their dad smokes and that it’s OK for footballers to smoke, because it’s not.

“It’s unacceptable. I’ll accept the consequences and move on.”

After a disappointing World Cup campaign in Brazil that saw England crash out at group stage, Wilshere is pleased that pre-season is under way and that Arsenal have been taking full advantage of the summer transfer window.

And he says he is ready to get his own career back on track.

“This season is a big one for me," he added.

"I came back to pre-season early to show everyone my commitment and I’m fully committed to the club, and to my job, and I want to show everyone that.

“This year we’ve really been positive, gone into the market and signed a couple of great players.”

One of those players is Chilean Alexis Sanchez, whom Arsene Wenger purchased from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee.

Jack Wilshere watched the 25-year-old impress in Brazil and thinks he, like full-back Mathieu Debuchy, will fit well into the Arsenal set-up.

“You can see what Sanchez did at the World Cup – he was the best player on the pitch.

“They are two great signings and we’re really looking forward to them coming in.”

Arsenal start their 2014/15 campaign on 16th August, at home to Crystal Palace. 

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Tottenham striker Harry Kane to make first England start in Italy

Harry Kane will make his first start for England in Tuesday night's friendly in Italy, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle starts for Italy against England in Turin

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has been handed a start for Italy in their friendly against England in Turin.

No Team GB football teams for 2016 Brazil Olympics

The FA has formally withdrawn its proposal to enter a Team GB Men’s and Women’s side at the 2016 Olympics.

Mail Box

Can Wenger Coach Young Players Anymore?

One Mailboxer wonders whether Wenger has still got ability to bring through young talent. Plus £50m for Sterling, stop being matey with footballers and Blackpool...

Forget About Flair And Play Like Greece

'Forget about flair and play like Greece' is one outsider's advice to the England national side, while an Arsenal fan wants to sell Theo Walcott to get Marco Reus.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company