Jack Wilshere out ‘until Christmas’ with ankle injury

Arsenal midfielder to undergo surgery on troublesome ankle injury on Monday, ruling him out "for months"

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Wilshere (right) has not featured for Arsenal this season Photo: Jack Wilshere / Twitter

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Jack Wilshere has been ruled out until Christmas after Arsenal confirmed the midfielder will undergo surgery on an ankle problem on Monday.

The 19-year-old aggravated the injury during The Gunners’ pre-season friendly against New York Red Bulls in July and has not featured for Arsène Wenger’s men since.

A statement on Arsenal’s website read: “Wilshere has recently been wearing a protective boot aimed at allowing a stress fracture of the ankle time to heal naturally and avoid surgery.

“However, scans this week have revealed that the fracture has not responded positively during this period.

“Throughout Jack’s injury, the club has been guided by the continuous advice of several world-renowned specialists. The information attained this week has led to the conclusion that surgery is now required to gain an optimal response.

“Wilshere is now expected to be out for a period of months. Following surgery these timescales will become more specific.”

Wilshere also confirmed the news via his Twitter account on Friday night, saying: “Been in a boot for a month and the bone is not responding. i will have surgery on my right ankle on monday with the two best surgeons around.

“Hopefully i will return to action around christmas time. i am in good hands! thanks for your support everyone!”

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