Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has been on painkillers to play
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that midfielder Jack Wilshere has been taking painkillers to get through matches.
The injury prone England international is set for furhter surgery on his troublesome ankle at the end of the season. We reported that Alex Oxlade Chamberlain had let that particular cat out of the bag last month. Now Wenger has confirmed that Wilshere will go under the knife.
Wenger said: “He will have small, mild surgery after the season. At the moment he plays with painkillers and I use him only when it’s really needed.
“It is a very small, small, small one (operation). It will not be a problem. It’s a two to three-weeks job. It’s taking out a pin.
“He will not play against Ireland or Brazil, but will be okay for pre-season. Of course (he is disappointed not to go to Brazil), but he will go next year (to the World Cup finals)!”
Wilshere was previously out for 17 months with a stress-fracture. His latest operation will correct a pin fitted during an operation on that fracture. He will only play in the Gunners’ final two league games if their Champions League qualification hangs in the balance.