Emirates Stadium midfielder to undergo surgery on Monday.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out of action until Christmas as his ankle injury has not responded to treatment.
The England player sustained the injury in the Gunners’ pre-season friendly against New York Red Bulls on 31 July.
It was only expected to rule him out for a short while, but has proved far more troublesome for the 19-year-old.
“The bone is not responding. I will have surgery on my right ankle on Monday,” Wilshere wrote on Twitter.
“Hopefully I will return to action around Christmas time. I am in good hands! Thanks for your support everyone!”, he added.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Given the horrendous start to the campaign the Gunners have suffered this is some more very bad news for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Jack Wilshere is now a pivotal part of the North London club’s first team picture and the fact that the youngster is out until at least Christmas will once again test the strength in depth, or lack thereof, the club possesses.
Wilshere’s injury is said to have occurred whilst he was playing for England against Switzerland and Wenger will have to hope that those he can call upon to fill the void will be up for the task.
The teenager racked up 49 appearances last term and has the ability to effectively link midfield and attack and has become all the more important to the club following the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.