Wenger Willing to Take Up Smoking Issue Directly With Wilshere.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has labelled Jack Wilshere’s smoking as totally unacceptable and plans to engage in a personal discussion with the England midfielder.

Wilshere was pictured in a newspaper puffing on a cigarette and speaking to a blonde female outside a London nightclub on Thursday morning as players wound down following Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Napoli on Tuesday night.

“I disagree completely with that behaviour,” Wenger said during his pre-game conference on Friday. “I don’t know really what happened, so I will need to have a chat with him about that.

“You don’t do what damages your health as a footballer. You damage your reputation when you do that in public.”

When quizzed on whether he would take a disciplinary action against the 21-year-old, the manager replied:

“I don’t know what happened so I can’t talk about any punishment.”

Wilshere came on for the Gunners in the 63rd minute of the Champions League Matchday 2 Group F encounter, in place for Tomas Rosicky.

“Wilshere is a very important player here, my future plans have always been built around Jack,” Wenger stressed.

Wenger Says He's Willing to Take Up Smoking Issue Directly With Wilshere
Wenger Says He’s Willing to Take Up Smoking Issue Directly With Wilshere

It’s been reported that he and his Arsenal team-mates were given permission to celebrate their impressive win at the Dstrkt Club in central London.

The midfielders tweeted a picture with his new born daughter Delilah Grace last week.