Jack Wilshere has denied allegations of assault at a night club after being caught in a street brawl in the early hours of Sunday morning, but could still face another dressing down from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Police have confirmed they are investigating scenes of disorder outside London West End nightspot Cafe de Paris at 2.15am.
But Arsenal officials are understood to be less than impressed by Wilshere’s behaviour and Wenger will discuss the matter with the 24-year-old midfielder at the club’s London Colney training headquarters on Monday morning.
Wilshere, who is hoping to prove his fitness in time to make the England squad for Euro 2016 this summer, has been involved in a number of incidents throughout his career.
He was arrested outside a nightclub in 2010 and has been caught smoking cigarettes and holding a shisha pipe in recent years.
And now, Wilshere’s long-awaited return to training has been clouded by controversy after police confirmed they are investigating an incident outside a West End nightclub.
One witness to the incident, which began around 2.15am, said an apparently inebriated Wilshere became involved in a spat in front of the entrance to Cafe de Paris, on Coventry Street.
He is said to have stormed off to a nearby Bureau de Change, where he continued to argue with a fellow reveller who was attempting to film on his phone.
There were further scenes of disorder in a narrow alleyway nearby as a handful of police officers arrived to split up the rowdy group.
Wilshere is said to have tried to cover his face with his jacket as he grew concerned members of the public were attempting to film him.