• Premier League

Wilshere to have ankle operation

ESPN staff
May 13, 2013
Jack Wilshere will go under the knife again © PA Photos

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed Jack Wilshere will undergo ankle surgery that will rule the midfielder out of England reckoning this summer.

Wilshere returned to action this season following a long spell on the sidelines and delivered a string of impressive displays.

However, he was struck down by injury in March and Wenger has confirmed the 21-year-old will have a procedure to remove a pin inserted during a previous operation.

"He will have small mild surgery after the season," Wenger said. "At the moment Jack plays with painkillers and I use him only when it is really needed.

"It is a very small, small, small one (operation), taking out a pin. It is a two to three weeks job. It will not be a problem."

Wilshere is likely to be on the bench for Arsenal's crucial clash against FA Cup winners Wigan at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, as they continue their push for a top-four spot.

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