Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will require surgery on his injured ankle according to the club's official website, surgery that will keep him out for a matter of "months":
Throughout Jack's injury, the Club has been guided by the continuous advice of several world-renowned specialists. The information attained this week has led to the conclusion that surgery is now required to gain an optimal response.
Sigh. Just...gosh dang sigh. LET'S GO TO THE JUMP.
The autumn after Cesc Fabregas leaves the club, the autumn after Samir Nasri chases sterling silver the length of England, the autumn after everyone's fighting over whether Jack Wilshere should play for England, the England U-21s, Arsenal, Earth, and his local council five-a-side team, this happens. Some kind of mysterious injury that specialists cannot seem to identify besides it being "an ankle problem", while Thomas Vermaelen misses most of a year without a clue as to what's happening (oh, he's still out too, by the way, and nobody will say why), the specialists decide that surgery is the next step.
I sure hope they know what they're doing. If they can't even tell why he's feeling pain, it seems weird to go after him with a knife, but what do I know? I'm not a doctor.
Roll on, Mikel Arteta, Yossi Benayoun, and Aaron Ramsey. Put Francis Coquelin in there as a box-to-box midfielder to do the running. Put Andrei Arshavin or Robin van Persie in the hole.
Meanwhile, I'm going to go stand under a loose cliff face, run across golf courses in hailstorms, and iron my clothes while taking a bath.