Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere let rip with a foul-mouthed chant mocking north London rivals Spurs as thousands of fans celebrated the Gunners' latest FA Cup triumph.

The England international, who came on as a second-half sub during Saturday's 4-0 cup final thrashing of Aston Villa at Wembley, was celebrating with team-mates in front of thousands of fans who turned out for the open-top bus victory parade today when he grabbed the microphone and started the anti-Tottenham chant.

The 23-year-old asked the crowd: "I have one question, and one question only: what do we think of Tottenham?"... before adding: "And what do we think of s***?", then joining in as the crowd sang back: "We hate Tottenham and we hate Tottenham... we are the Tottenham haters."

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Wilshere then continued with another Arsenal song, as supporters joined in the shouts of "It has happened again, Tottenham Hotspur, it has happened again".

The microphone was then taken off Wilshere, but he retrieved it, saying: "We have got one more."

As Wilshere then started the chant "My old man said be a Tottenham fan....", which when sang in full includes more expletives aimed at Spurs, Arsenal broke off from the live broadcast on their in-house media channel.

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The studio presenter immediately apologised for any offence caused by the player's remarks.

Although not broadcast, the Arsenal supporters responded with chants of "Super Jack Wilshere".

It remains to be seen whether Wilshere will face any action from the Football Association for his outburst.

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Many thousands of Arsenal fans braved the rain to cheer the squad as they went from the Emirates Stadium to Islington Town Hall celebrating the club retaining the cup and recording a record 12th FA Cup victory.

The damp conditions had not put off any of the Gunners faithful from waiting patiently for several hours for the team's return to the Emirates Stadium, where skipper Mikel Arteta and vice-captain Per Mertesacker presented the FA Cup on stage.

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Cup final goal-scorer Theo Walcott admitted he had been moved by the celebrations, having not been able to enjoy them 12 months ago through a combination of injury and personal issues.

"I sadly missed all of this last year, and you guys have made this so special, not just for me, but the whole squad, and everyone you do not see behind the scenes at the club, I cannot thank you enough," Walcott said over the public address system.

"The whole squad is fantastic. I have been here a long time and this is the best group of players I have ever worked with and will continue to work with.

"The most important thing we have now in this team is trust, when you have that in a squad you are going to be determined to win big things.

"The excitement here is absolutely incredible and to be part of it is a great honour."


Earlier, Walcott had been asked directly about his contract situation, and was equally as positive about the future.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ from the team bus, Walcott said: "I am sure things will get resolved. I just want to enjoy today.

"I have got England coming up and then we can think about that process, but it will take time, I am sure."