Video: Jack Wilshere responds to smoking row with rehab footage and punchy message
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has responded to the criticism of him holding a shisha pipe in a nightclub by uploading a video on Instagram of himself hard at work in the gym.
In a pointed message to those who have questioned his lifestyle, Wilshere wrote alongside the video: 'Worry about your character not your reputation, because your character is who you are and your reputation is only what people who don't know you think about you'.
Wilshere's response surfaced after it emerged that the 23-year-old will face a reprimand from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and will again be reminded of his responsibilities.
The England international is currently out injured with an ankle problem, but has returned to training and is hoping to be back playing this month.
Wilshere has twice previously been pictured smoking and the scandal is the last thing Arsenal needed after Wojciech Szczesny was fined earlier this year for smoking a cigarette in the team showers after the 2-0 defeat to Southampton.