Wenger stands by Wilshere

Arsenal, Updated: April 08, 2016 1:12 PM

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists there is no drinking problem in his squad following accusations about Jack Wilshere.

Arsenal: Wenger stands by WilshereArsenal: Wenger stands by Wilshere

Wenger initially defended his midfielder on Thursday after he was pictured speaking to police in the early hours of Sunday morning in central London.

The Frenchman insists the incident has been taken out of context and accepts that Wilshere has done nothing wrong in enjoying a night out before what was a scheduled rest day.

The 66-year-old revealed that the club still do testing on players after encountering problems in the past with former high-profile players.

Wenger said: “The real question is does he have the serious life or not? A player cannot hide when you watch him practice every day he’s serious in his life.

“He had a hard session on Monday and he did very well in the session so if he had been heavy drinking on Sunday I don’t think he would have survived.

“We test our players. We don’t have a drinking problem. The drinking problem was much bigger when I arrived.”

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