Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed English midfielder Jack Wilshere will be unavailable for selection this weekend when Arsenal take on Everton on home soil due to a minor surgical procedure that is to be carried out on his ankle.
Wilshere had returned to the first team last week but didn’t get of the Bench in the clash against Crystal Palace and didn’t make the team in the ridiculous 3-1 home defeat to Monaco in the champions league, a defeat many who bet soccer matches online or offline never saw coming. Although Wenger had earlier sounded positive about the player’s involvement against Everton this weekend, he has had to change his stance after the player reportedly complained of discomfort in his ankle.
“Jack Wilshere had a little surgery to take his two buttons off his ankle because they were irritating him but it’s a very minor procedure. He’ll be out for a few days.” Wenger said on Arsenal.com
“Yes. It was irritating his ankle and they had to take it off.”
Wenger went on to confirm that despite the surgery, it is not a new set back for the player, even claiming he will be back playing for the team again in a matter of days not weeks as many would have expected.
“No, it was planned to be done at the end of the season. But because he had an irritation with it, we decided to do it now. It’s a few days.”
Although Wilshere alongside Arteta, Debuchy, Flamini, Ramsey and Diaby will not be available for selection this weekend, Wenger will be hoping his team will continue their run of good form and get the maximum 3 points against Everton to further consolidate their push for the top 4.
Should Arsenal win their next 2 weeks ( as expected seeing both Everton and QPR are really not doing well so far this season, the chances of the team actually winning the “top 4 trophy” will be given a significant boost.