Jack Wilshere Makes £3,000 Bet With Spurs Fans, Will Cough Up If Arsenal Finish Below Their Rivals

Alan Duffy

22nd, November 2011


By Alan Duffy

Not expected to be back in action until the new year, Arsenal’s crocked young schemer Jack Wilshere has been filling his extended spare time by messing around Twitter. After Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday night, the young England man indulged in a bit of good-natured repartee (I refuse to use the word ‘banter’) on Twitter with Spurs fans which lead to Wilshere promising to donate £3,000 to charity if the Lilywhites finish above the Gunners in the table at the end of the season.

Wilshere’s boss Arsene Wenger is happy with the bet, saying: “Jack made a contest. The good thing about that is that a charity will get some money.”

“He said that the supporters of Tottenham will have to pay £1 each”, continued the Frenchman. “So because they have many I hope the charity will get a lot of money and Wilshere will not have to pay anything.  (The challenge shows) that we are ready for a challenge and the charity will get some money.”

It’s a nice idea, but ‘only’ three grand? How much does young Jack earn a week again?