Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is in the newspapers this week again being accused of a Public Order Offense, having threatened and spat at an elderly man.
The 24 year-old has managed only six minutes of Premier League action this season, having been ruled out with injury since last May, and has only recently become available to play.
Shortly following his return to training, Wilshere got himself caught up in an altercation outside a London nightspot, and was pictured being questioned by police, and has now come under the spotlight for more bad press.
The midfielder is now claimed to have threatened an elderly neighbour of his in Hertfordshire, before spittng at him.
The supposed victim said: “It wasn’t spittle but proper thing, front and the back of the nose and throat.
“The car was playing very heavy music – as he was getting out of the car rap music was being played at full belt.”
Mr Cathcart, who called police to report a public order offence, said Wilshere turned up later and waited for him at the edge of the property.
“He just said to me, ‘a word please’,” Mr Cathcart said. “He said, ‘What about these lies, what is this all about?’
“Then he can’t help himself, his temper gets the better of him. His parting shot was, ‘You do not want to mess with me’.”
Mr Carthcart claims a man claiming to be Wilshere’s “personal security agent” then arrived. “He was quite intimidating, shouting,” he said.
The Arsenal youth product’s agent has since moved to deny any such incident, while the player himself took to Twitter to deny the allegations.
The elderly man is said to have not pressed charges over the incident, but surely if the claim was false, then Jack should sue for slander… His place is not yet sealed within the England squad for this summer, and this sort of slanderous claim could prove damaging to his reputation.
Do we believe our boy? Or is there simply more to it?