Punishment For Gesture At City Fans?

Last updated : 15 December 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

... Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere for an abusive hand gesture towards Manchester City supporters.

Television cameras picked up Wilshere raising his middle finger in the direction of home fans at the Etihad Stadium during the second half of Saturday's 6-3 defeat for the Barclays Premier League leaders.

Following the submission of observations from Atkinson and his officials, the FA will then consider if the matter requires separate action to be taken.

Under the FA's disciplinary produces, sanctions can be implemented as was the case with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who was suspended for one match, fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct after he made a gesture to home fans as he walked off the pitch following a 1-0 defeat at Fulham in December 2011.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitted in his post-match press conference that "if he did it and he is banned, then we will have to accept it."