Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere is
“not a smoker” after a picture emerged on social
media of the midfielder holding a shisha pipe.
The 23-year-old has been reprimanded by his
manager before for twice being photographed
Wenger said Wilshere had apologised, but added: “One second of your life does not define who you are.
“He is not a smoker. He is sorry about what
happened but he has to master his own life.”
On Thursday, Wilshere, currently out of action with
an ankle injury, posted a video of him in training on
The England international wrote: “Worry about your
character not your reputation, because your
character is who you are and your reputation is only
what people who don’t know you think about you.”
At Friday’s news conference ahead of Saturday’s
north London derby against Tottenham, Wenger said:
“This photo has been taken at half past 12 after the
Super Bowl. I don’t know what happened really.
Away from the club, it is his responsibility to master his life.
“Today, everywhere you go people make photos, but
one second of your life does not define who you are.”
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