Jack Wilshere to have ankle surgery

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere has found a place on the bench for much of the past two seasons.
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will undergo an operation on his right ankle, ruling him out of England's end-of-season friendlies against Ireland and Brazil.


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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Wilshere ''will have small, mild surgery ... to remove a small pin. It will not be a problem.''

Wilshere missed the whole of last season with a variety of injuries and has also sat out six games since the end of March to monitor a left ankle problem.

Wenger says ''at the moment, Jack plays with painkillers and I use him only when it is really needed.''

Wilshere could still play a part in Arsenal's final two games of the season, against Wigan on Tuesday and Newcastle on Sunday. Arsenal can qualify for the Champions League by winning both games.


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