Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere ruled out for three months

Arsenal FC have confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out of action for three months after undergoing ankle surgery.

The 22-year-old suffered injury during Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Premier League rivals Manchester United at the Emirates following a challenge by Paddy McNair.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed that the England international will not return until the end of February.

This will come as a blow to the Gunners as Wilshere could miss almost 15 Premier League games, both rounds of the Champions League last-16 and the third, fourth and fifth rounds of the FA Cup.

Now it seems that Wenger will get more funds than the £20million earmarked for a central defender in the coming transfer window.

It has been reported that Lars Bender from Bayer Leverkusen remains Wenger’s primary target, but Sevilla’s Grzegorz Krychowiak is also being monitored for his situation.

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The midfielder posted a picture of himself following the surgery and insisted he will return soon.

Wilshere has made 22 appearances for the north London side and country so far this season.