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Arsene Wenger reveals Jack Wilshere is “very down” over ankle injury

The England midfielder is set to spend the next three months on the sidelines after surgery but Wenger is confident he will bounce back.

Arsene Wenger insists Jack Wilshere will come back stronger after his latest injury setback.

Gunners midfielder Wilshere is out for three months after undergoing surgery on his left ankle to add to Arsenal’s crippling injury list.

Wilshere has endured a succession of injuries but Wenger says he has never been more certain that the England international will come back.

Arsenal boss Wenger said: “He is very down. He is a football man who loves the game. On the other hand he is very strong as well and has learnt to deal with adversity from a very young age.

“He always comes out stronger and when I spoke with him he is already determined, it is already in his mind the final sprint to the season. He is a very strong boy.

“He’s prepared and focused to come back and finish the season well. I think he will be back at the end of February, beginning of March and he will focus on coming back to rehab, having a strong rehab, and then I’m sure he will help us to do well until the end of the season.”