Gunners hope to have playmaker back for their pre-season tour to Asia though.
Arsenal have confirmed that midfield player Jack Wilshere is to undergo ankle surgery at the climax to this season that will rule him out of England’s two summer friendly internationals against Republic of Ireland and Brazil, reports BBC Sport Online.
Wilshere, 21, has a long history of injury problems that have already affected his short career to date at the Emirates, missing the entire 2011-12 campaign with a series of ankle, heel and foot problems.
And the playmaker was also absent for a month in March after suffering another ankle injury while playing against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at White Hart Lane.
However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the operation Wilshere will undergo this summer is simply to remove some pins that had been inserted in his ankle when he had surgery on the problem previously, ruling the England international out for between two and three weeks.
“Jack plays with painkillers. I use him only when it is really needed. He will have small surgery after the season and is a two- to three-week job,” said Wenger.
Wilshere has featured in 23 top-flight fixtures for the north Londoners so far this season, and 31 games in all competitions, and will be a substitute again when they face Wigan Athletic at the Emirates on Tuesday night.