Arsenal youngstar Jack Wilshere has received an official warning from the UEFA disciplinary committee after he was found guilty of betting on his team mate Emmanuel Frimpong.
UEFA rules forbid players from betting money on matches which involve their own teams. The 20 year old has received a warning from the UEFA chiefs after he was found to have breached the code by betting money on his Arsenal compatriot Emmanuel Frimpong to score against Olimpiacos in December. The England international however, denied the allegation and said he was goofing around.
A UEFA spokesman said: ‘We confirm that the player has received a warning by UEFA’s control and disciplinary body.’
The Arsenal midfielder, who missed the entire last season due to a persistent injury, tweeted that Frimpong was ‘worth a cheeky £10’ to be the one to open the scoring in the match against Olympiakos. He followed that up with another tweet,’ Frimmy nearly won me some money there!’
The player however, insisted that he was having fun and he is fully aware of the UEFA sanctions. ‘I didn’t actually bet on the game. I know we’re not allowed to! I was only messing just to be clear.’