By Richard Clarke
Jack Wilshere admits he deserved to be sent off against Birmingham on Saturday but has vowed to learn from the incident.
The Arsenal midfielder received a straight red card in the dying minutes at Emirates Stadium following a challenge on Nikola Zigic.
The 19-year-old was contrite when he spoke to Arsenal.com afterwards but he will still be punished with a three-game domestic ban.
“I just want to say that I mistimed the challenge on Zigic and accept that I deserved to be sent off,” said Wilshere.
“I have no complaints about getting the red card and I will learn from this. I’m missing three matches now which I’m really disappointed about, but I just want to say that I deserved the red card.”Copyright 2015 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source