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Arsenal shocker as Wilshere out for five months

Arsenal have announced Jack Wilshere could be missing for five months after successful ankle surgery. Wilshere has not featured for the Gunners in a competitive game this season after suffering the injury in a pre-season friendly against the New York Red Bulls at the Emirates Stadium.

A statement on the club's official website on Monday evening read: "Jack Wilshere has on Monday 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."

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