Arsenal starlet embroiled in race row

Jack Jebb

Arsenal youngster Jack Jebb is fighting to save his Gunners career before it has properly begun, after being banned for using racist language towards an opponent, reports the Daily Mail. 

18-year-old Jebb – described by many at the Emirates as ‘the new Jack Wilshere’ – has been banned for four matches, and faces further punishment from the club once the situation has been reviewed.

Arsenal are proud of their multi cultural identity and have a zero tolerance policy towards racism, meaning Jebb could find himself out of the club all together.

The creative midfielder was charged after an incident that took place in March during an under-18 clash with Norwich City.

It is understood not a single member of the Norwich playing staff or management made a complaint, but that the incident was brought forward by the match officials.

Jebb was charged in July with breach of the rule E3 –  ‘using abusive and/or insulting words’- with the allegation also including a ‘reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.’

The youngster has now been banned for four matches and handed a £1,800 fine from the FA.

London-born Jebb was handed the number 47 shirt this season after impressing for the under-18’s last season.

The official Arsenal website compares the youngster to Jack Wilshere, with his profile reading: ‘Creative midfielder Jack, like his namesake Wilshere, joined Arsenal’s academy a year early – and has reaped the rewards.

‘Attack-minded Jack is an industrious figure in the engine room and can be deadly from set-pieces.’

Jebb does not face the FA’s new minimum five-game-ban for discriminatory abuse, as the incident took place last season.

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