Jack Wilshere
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere fined for using abusive language during the open-top bus tourGetty Images

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been fined £40,000 by the Football Association after being found guilty of misconduct for his anti-Tottenham Hotspur chants during the club's FA Cup celebrations.

Wilshere, 23, also been warned over his future conduct but has avoided a suspension.

The England international led a series of explicit chants directed at the Gunners' north London rivals at the club's trophy parade following their cup win over Aston Villa on 30 May.

A short statement from the FA read: "Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has been fined £40,000 and severely warned as to his future conduct after admitting to a charge of misconduct.

"Wilshere was found guilty of making and/or inciting certain comments during the club's open bus trophy tour after their FA Cup Final victory, with his conduct deemed to be improper and bringing the game into disrepute."

Wilshere later publicly apologised for his comments on Twitter.