Wilshere out for three months.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out for around three months after he had successful surgery on his ankle this afternoon.

Wilshere suffered ankle ligament damage in a challenge with defender Paddy McNair in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday and had to be taken off in the second half.

He was subsequently sent to a surgeon to be assessed and was operated on earlier today

An Arsenal statement read: "Jack Wilshere has had successful surgery on his left ankle and will be out for approximately three months.

"An assessment with a specialist confirmed the need for an operation and the 22-year-old had successful surgery to his ankle in London on Thursday afternoon.”

The midfielder has been unfortunate with injuries over the years with a stress fracture in his right ankle causing him to miss the whole of the 2011/12 campaign and has been absent at various points over the past two seasons.

With Wilshere now likely to be out until early March this is just another name on a growing injury list for manager Arsene Wenger to deal with, both Mathieu Debuchy and Mesit Ozil are still long-term absentees and there are now concerns over the fitness of Wojciech Sczesny, Mikel Arteta and Danny Welbeck.

The Arsenal statement added: "Jack will now commence his injury rehabilitation programme with the Arsenal medical team.

"Everyone at the club wishes Jack a speedy recovery and looks forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as possible."

Written by @Danialkennedy95

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