In a slightly worrying turn of events Jack Wilshere is set to go under the knife again – this time to fix a problem in his knee.
While Arsenal insist that the procedure is ‘minor’ it does throw into doubt the midfielder’s own aim of being back with the first team for the opening day of pre-season training on July 9th.
A statement about Wilshere’s latest setback on Arsenal.com reads:
“England international Jack Wilshere is continuing to recover very well from the injury to his right ankle which ruled him out of action for the 2011/12 season.
“However, his ongoing rehabilitation has seen a long-standing slight issue with his patella tendon in his left knee flare up.
“As a result, Jack will travel to Sweden for a minor procedure on his left knee in the next few days.This procedure is not expected to significantly affect Jack’s comeback ahead of next season.
“On returning to England, Jack will resume his rehabilitation with the Arsenal medical team over the summer.”
Fingers crossed the Swedes look after Jack and he does indeed make a speedy recovery.