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Wilshere faces knee surgery

ESPN staff
May 17, 2012
Jack Wilshere was injured last summer © Getty Images

Jack Wilshere's injury troubles show no signs of abating as Arsenal have confirmed the midfielder requires a minor knee operation.

The England international missed the whole of last season on account of an ankle problem and lost his race against time to be fit for Euro 2012.

Arsenal are confident he remains on track to be fit for the start of next season, but he will go under the surgeon's knee to remedy a knee complaint.

"Jack Wilshere is continuing to recover very well from the injury to his right ankle which ruled him out of action for the 2011/12 season," a report on Arsenal's official website read. "However, his ongoing rehabilitation has seen a long-standing slight issue with his patella tendon in his left knee flare up.

"As a result, Jack will travel to Sweden for a minor procedure on his left knee in the next few days. This procedure is not expected to significantly affect Jack's comeback ahead of next season.

"On returning to England, Jack will resume his rehabilitation with the Arsenal medical team over the summer."

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