Jack Wilshere will undergo the knife at the end of the season to remove a small pin in his troublesome right ankle. Arsene Wenger revealed the news today, however the Frenchman has moved quickly to stress the surgery is minor and was anticipated.
The Gunners midfielder spent the entirety of last season on the sidelines after a stress fracture to his less-favorable right foot, he made a successful comeback this season only to be recently rocked with another ankle complaint but this time to his left . He sat out six games from early March and has failed to complete a full 90-minutes since with pain to his right ankle seeming the main culprit for his limited playing time.
Wenger has revealed he will require minor surgery and the England international will be used as sparingly as possible in Arsenal’s two remaining must-win matches against Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United. Luckily for the Gunners everyone else is fit and the likes of Rosicky, Ramsey and Cazorla can provide ample cover for Wilshere.
The midfielder will require a few weeks rehabilitation after the op, ruling him out of England’s friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil, however he will be part of the Gunners pre-season preparations.
Jack will have small, mild surgery. It is a very small, small, small one. It is to remove a small pin. It will not be a problem.
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He will need very minor surgery, but we manage that as far as we can until the end of the season. At the moment, we use him only in games when I feel he is really needed.
He won’t be available for England in the forthcoming friendlies, but he will be back for pre-season. Of course he is disappointed to miss the England game in Brazil, but he will go next year [to the World Cup finals]!