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Jack Wilshere has lost his appeal to have his two-game ban for making an offensive gesture to Manchester City fans halved.

And the Arsenal midfielder, who will now miss the games against Chelsea and West Ham, was also rebuked by FA chairman Greg Dyke.

“People can lose their cool very quickly but he has got to learn,” said Dyke, who himself has come under fire for his throat-slitting gesture after England were drawn to play Italy in Manaus at next year’s World Cup.

“He’s very well paid to play the game and he has got to learn to cope with it,” Dyke added.

Wilshere was charged by the FA with making an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture during Arsenal’s 6-3 defeat at Manchester City.

While admitting the charge, Wilshere claimed a two-game ban was excessive, citing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez getting one match for making a gesture to Fulham supporters in 2011.

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