Arsenal fans divided as Jack Wilshere is sent off for the Under-23s

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere lined up for the Under-23 side against their Manchester City counterparts at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night, but things didn’t end well for the 25-year-old as he was sent off in the 4-3 win.

Despite being one of the Gunners’ stand-out performers, the England international was red-carded on his return from injury after reacting badly to a challenge from City’s Matthew Smith, with the visitors’ Tyreke Wilson also dismissed following the ensuing brawl.

Wilshere has just one year remaining on his Arsenal contract and has been heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer, having spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and having fallen down the pecking order under Arsene Wenger following a number of injury issues.

Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on the actions of the midfielder via social media, and they were divided with their opinions.

While some said that his reaction was understandable considering the injuries he has suffered from throughout his career, others believe it is time he left the north London outfit.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…