Arsenal have confirmed midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out for approximately for three months.
The England international injured his left ankle during the Gunners’ 1-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at the Emirates. The midfielder went under the knife on Thursday and has now joined the injured list of players at Arsenal.
A statement on Arsenal’s official website read, “Jack Wilshere has had successful surgery on his left ankle and will be out for approximately three months.”
“The England international sustained the injury to his ankle ligaments during the Premier League match with Manchester United on Saturday at Emirates Stadium.”
“An assessment with a specialist confirmed the need for an operation and the 22-year-old had successful surgery to his ankle in London on Thursday afternoon. Jack will now commence his injury rehabilitation programme with the Arsenal medical team.”
“Everyone at the club wishes Jack a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as possible,” it added.
Meanwhile, midfielder Mikel Arteta and Yaya Sanogo also picked up injuries during Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund. Arsene Wenger confirmed the injuries for the duo after the Champions League win.
Wilshere now join Arteta, Sanogo, Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Debuchy, Danny Welbeck and Wojciech Szczesny on the treatment table at the Emirates. Arsenal have struggled in the Premier League this season and the latest setback will only make things worse for Wenger ahead of a busy festive period next month.