Wilshere sent off for Arsenal U23s after lashing out at opponent

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Working his way back to fitness after a broken leg in April, the midfielder got his marching orders after shoving Manchester City's Matt Smith

Jack Wilshere's recovery from a broken leg took an eventful turn on Monday when the midfielder was sent off in Arsenal Under-23s' 4-3 win over Manchester City.

The 25-year-old has been playing with the Gunners' U23 side while working his way back from the injury suffered in April while on loan to Bournemouth.

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After marking his return to the pitch against Derby County last week, Wilshere started against City and things got off to a great start as he set up Eddie Nketiah to put Arsenal 3-1 up.

But his match soon came to a premature end when he was sent off in the 63rd minute after responding to a late challenge by shoving City opponent Matt Smith to the ground, prompting a scuffle between the teams.

The injury-prone England international is in the final year of his current Arsenal contract and has been linked with the likes of Newcastle United and Milan.

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