Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to have minor ankle surgery in the summer once the current campaign ends.
The Gunners midfielder has had a torrid time with injuries recently after missing 17 months of his career due to an ankle injury which he picked up in the summer of 2011.
Since the major ankle injury, Wilshere has made a successful comeback to the first-team, but then picked up another ankle injury that saw him miss several games.
Manager Arsene Wenger then confirmed that he believes he overplayed the midfielder and will now take more consideration in the player's fitness so that they do not ruin his long-term career.
Wenger and the whole of the club's medical staff have been focusing on Wilshere and have been examining his performances and his training levels since his second injury this season and they believe surgery is the best way to go to save his future career.
The surgery is expected to be just a minor one and it is thought that the Englishman would need only a couple of weeks to fully recover and he is fully expected to take part in the club's pre-season.
Arsene Wenger made it very clear that the surgery was not a big deal and insists that it won't be a big change in the midfielder's career.
"Jack will have small, mild surgery," explained Wenger to reporters. "It is a very small, small, small one. It is to remove a small pin. It will not be a problem.
"He will need very minor surgery, but we manage that as far as we can until the end of the season. At the moment, we use him only in games when I feel he is really needed.
"He won't be available for England in the forthcoming friendlies, but he will be back for pre-season. Of course he is disappointed to miss the England game in Brazil, but he will go next year [to the World Cup finals]!"
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