Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere tweets about flooding in London Colney

Flooding at Colney Heath

Flooding at Colney Heath - Credit: Photos supplied

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere took to Twitter at the weekend after the club’s training ground in London Colney became waterlogged after yet another deluge of rain.

Jack Wilshere photographed flooding at Arsenal's training ground, London Colney

Jack Wilshere photographed flooding at Arsenal's training ground, London Colney - Credit: Photo courtesy of @JackWilshere

Jack, who lives in Harpenden, joked: “Think it rained a little bit last night [Friday] at the training ground? #Flood”.

Jack’s comment was accompanied by a photo of the site.

A spokesman for the Gunners said there had been “controlled flooding” from the site to alleviate high water levels on the pitch.

The carpark - rather than the fields - was flooded as a result.

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Further heavy rain has been forecast to hit the district tonight (Tuesday) along with localised gales.

But Colney Heath residents are still coping with saturated ground following wet weather over the weekend.

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Villagers received a flood alert at 4am on Saturday (1) warning of rising water levels.

Among those receiving the alert were St Albans district councillors for Colney Heath Chris Brazier and Jamie Day.

Cllr Brazier said that Upper River Colne burst its banks and water flooded onto the common and up to the back gardens of neighbouring homes.

The Environment Agency has since removed the flood alert status for the river.

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