Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that midfielder Jack Wilshere has undergone “minor” surgery on his ankle.
The 23-year-old has been out since he suffered an ankle ligament injury during the 2-1 Premier League defeat at home to Manchester United in November.
The England international returned to the squad for last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park although the midfielder was an unused substitute during the match against the Eagles.
Wilshere now looks set to spend more time on the sidelines with Wenger revealing he underwent surgery to remove two bunions from one of his ankles.
The Frenchman said: “Jack has had surgery to take two bunions off his ankle because they were irritating him but it’s a very minor procedure – he’ll be out for a few days.”
The 26-cap England player will definitely miss the Premier League matches with Everton at the Emirates on Sunday and Wednesday’s trip to Loftus Road to take on Queens Park Rangers.
Wenger has admitted that the midfielder could possibly return for next weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United, but it would take a quick recovery by the 22-year-old.
He added: “If he was back for next weekend it would be quick – but it’s days not weeks.”
The north Londoners are 2.83 to beat Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils (2.35).