Wilshere to undergo ankle surgery

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is a key part of Roy Hodgson's England team. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that his midfielder Jack Wilshere will have a minor operation on his ankle at the end of the season. He will not miss any Arsenal games but will miss England's friendlies against the Republic of Ireland on May 29th and Brazil on June 2nd.

Wenger said Wilshere currently has to play with painkillers but said the surgery "will not be a problem".