07/10/2013 09:46 BST | Updated 07/10/2013 09:47 BST

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere Says Smoking Cigarette Was 'A Mistake'

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted he made a mistake by smoking a cigarette during a night out last week.

The 21-year-old was photographed smoking outside a London nightclub in the early hours of Thursday morning, with Gunners boss Arsène Wenger later criticising the England international.

"Players make mistakes," Wilshere told Arsenal Player.

"I am not a smoker. I spoke with the boss and he asked me what happened, I explained to him and we sorted it out.

"He put me in the team and hopefully I repaid him. I am not a smoker so I think that will be my last (cigarette)."

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Wenger yesterday praised Wilshere's response after he scored in Arsenal's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at West Brom.