Jack Wilshere has this morning undergone ankle surgery at a central London hospital.

Under the care of two world renowned surgeons, Jack has had the stress fracture of his right ankle repaired.

The initial indications are that the surgery has been successful and Jack will now undergo a prolonged period of rehabilitation. It is envisaged that Jack’s rehabilitation will take a period of four to five months.

Straight after the operation, Jack spoke to Arsenal.com and was keen to pass a message to all Arsenal fans:

“I’ve had my operation this morning and all went well. My ankle is little bit sore, but I’m already looking forward to working hard to get fit and playing again.

"I would also just like to say thanks for the many messages of support I have received from you - the fantastic Arsenal supporters. See you all soon at the Emirates.”

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