The midfielder will miss the crucial match with Chelsea on Monday.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been handed a two match ban by the FA after being caught showing an obscene gesture to Manchester City fans.
After being jeered by the supporters at the Etihad Stadium the 21-year-old responded by giving the stand the middle finger – a moment that was broadcast in television.
As a result the FA have taken action and the ban given to Wilshere means the England international misses the Gunners’ Premier League tie with Chelsea on Monday.
Some say that the punishment is harsh on the youngster, with previous cases involving the same action only resulting in one match sanctions.
Luis Suarez and Wilfried Zaha were both given one match bans for showing the middle finger, but Tom Ince of Blackpool has received a two match ban already this season for the same thing.
“Wilshere was charged by The FA with making an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture during the fixture between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 14 December,” the FA statement read.
“The incident was not seen by match officials but was caught on video.
“Whilst admitting the charge, Wilshere claimed the standard sanction for this offence was clearly excessive.
“The Commission rejected this claim and the two match suspension will commence with immediate effect.”