Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere’s latest operation has been a success and the midfielder will look to make a return in time for the busy Christmas schedule.
Despite partaking in pre-season friendlies, the England international hasn’t featured this season after a training ground collision in August saw him suffer a hairline fracture to his left fibula.
Arsenal’s medical team had initially hoped the midfielder’s problem would heal without surgery only for the 23-year-old to suffer a setback when he was on the cusp of a return.
He’s missed a fair bit of football has our Jack leading Mikel Arteta to promise earlier this month that he’d do his best to keep his teammate in good spirits.
“He has an enormous talent and support from every department of the club, and from the players because we feel sorry for him,” said the club captain.
“He has an amazing career ahead of him. We are responsible for putting that into his head every day and to not allow him to fall down because, at some stage, that is the danger; that he does not believe in himself or his body and he needs to trust himself.
“Jack unfortunately has had a lot of difficult moments, but he has shown a lot of character and enthusiasm. He needs to use it to prove he can get back.”
Get well soon Jack.