Speaking in Friday’s press conference, Arsène Wenger confirmed that Jack Wilshere’s operation was a success and hopes the midfielder will be back by Christmas.

The England international suffered a fractured fibula in training the day before the Community Shield and, after scans, was originally due to be back in full training by now.

Unfortunately, the midfielder’s recovery was slower than anticipated and the midfielder underwent surgery last week as he looks to get over yet another setback.

Arsenal fans will be glad to hear the operation was a success, and the club are hoping for a Christmas return for the midfielder.

Christmas is notoriously busy and returning around then would be hectic but a big boost for the Gunners, who play three games in seven days during the festive period this season.

Wilshere only made 14 Premier League appearances last season, starting on eight occasions. Injuries have dented his progress hugely but the midfielder will hope to prove his fitness during the second half of the season to help Arsenal on top of retaining his place in Roy Hodgson’s England side.

Patience is key and we won’t see Wilshere for another three months, but hopefully he can then boost our season and stay fit.