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Wilshere facing ban after gesture to City fans

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is likely to face disciplinary action after being pictured raising his middle finger toward Manchester City's fans during his team's 6-3 loss in the English Premier League.

Television cameras spotted the England international making the gesture in the 69th minute of Saturday's match at Etihad Stadium, when Arsenal was down 4-2.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez received a one-match ban for the same offense during a league game at Fulham in December 2011.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he didn't see Wilshere's gesture but added "if he did it, we will have to accept it."

Updated December 14, 2013

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