Wilshere undergoes surgery

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has undergone surgery on his troublesome ankle, and is now facing a period of up to four or five months on the sidelines.

The England international has missed The Gunners’ start to the season, and will now begin rehabilitation to get fit again.

The news of the operation was released by the North London club, who will miss him over upcoming months.

“Jack Wilshere has this morning undergone ankle surgery at a central London hospital,” a statement on the club’s official website reads.

“Under the care of two world renowned surgeons, Jack has had the stress fracture of his right ankle repaired. The initial indications are that the surgery has been successful and Jack will now undergo a prolonged period of rehabilitation.

“It is envisaged that Jack’s rehabilitation will take a period of four to five months,” it concluded.

The player is obviously disappointed at a protracted period away from the game, but has kept a positive mindset after the procedure.

“I’ve had the operation this morning and all went well. My ankle is a little bit sore, but I’m already looking forward to working hard to get fit and playing again.

“I would also just like to say thanks for the many messages of support I have received from you – the fantastic Arsenal supporters. See you all soon at the Emirates,” he concluded.

Wilshere’s absence can be accounted for one of the reasons for Arsenal’s poor start to the campaign, with a home fixture against Olympiakos next up for The Gunners on Wednesday.

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