Jack Wilshere will undergo minor surgery in the forthcoming days.

The Arsenal midfielder has made a successful return from a long-term right ankle injury this season but he sat out six games from early March to monitor a left ankle problem.

The revision of the surgery to the right ankle is not unexpected and will require a few weeks rehab but Wilshere is expected to play a full part in Arsenal’s pre-season

Arsène Wenger and the Club's medical staff have managed Wilshere's appearances since then - he has played five times without completing 90 minutes. The revision of the surgery to the right ankle is not unexpected and will require a few weeks rehab but Wilshere is expected to play a full part in Arsenal’s pre-season.

However, he will sit out England's forthcoming friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil.

"Jack will have small, mild surgery," explained Wenger. "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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Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Chris Harris 13 May 2013