Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been reprimanded by UEFA
after the England star made comments on Twitter that suggested he
had bet on a team-mate to score during a Champions League tie.
Wilshere had said on Twitter that Gunners midfielder Emmanuel
Frimpong was "worth a cheeky Â£10" to be the first scorer at long
odds in the Champions League match against Olympiacos in
The 20-year-old, who didn't play in the clash due to an ankle
injury that forced to miss all of last season, then said after
Frimpong went close to scoring: "Frimmy nearly won me some money
Wilshere later insisted that he had only been joking, tweeting:
"I didn't actually bet on the game. I know we're not allowed to!
I was only messing just to be clear."
But UEFA's regulations forbid players from gambling on matches in
which their teams are involved and European football's governing
body has now given Wilshere an official warning.
A UEFA spokesman said: "The player has been warned for being in
breach of the principles of integrity of matches and
competitions. The disciplinary measure was a warning."