Benik Afobe says it is his duty to make sure his “best friend” Jack Wilshere returns from injury stronger.
Jack Wilshere has had successful surgery on his left ankle and will be out for approximately three months as confirmed on Arsenal’s official website.
The England international sustained the injury to his ankle ligaments during the Premier League match with Manchester United on Saturday at Emirates Stadium.
An assessment with a specialist confirmed the need for an operation and the 22-year-old had successful surgery to his ankle in London on Thursday afternoon.
Jack will now commence his injury rehabilitation programme with the Arsenal medical team.
The midfielder limped off in last weekend’s loss at the Emirates against Louis van Gaal’s side on Saturday and will be out for approximately three months after undergoing successful surgery on his left ankle.
Afobe has suffered from injuries in the past and, after Wilshere helped him through his struggles, the striker is keen to repay the favour.
The red-hot and inform striker who has found the back of the net on various occasions this season has revealed that his best friend will not be alone as he looks set to begin his rehabilitation process after a successful surgery today.
“I probably see Jack about twice a week,” Afobe told Arsenal.com
“He lives two minutes away from me back home and I’m always there. We are best friends so I see him a lot and I always watch every single Arsenal game.”
“Jack’s injured at the moment and I’m really disappointed and gutted for him because he’s found form and he’s been playing well for England and Arsenal. I just wish him a speedy recovery.
“That’s what friends are for. It’s not just about when you’re doing well, having dinner or spending time together – you’ve got to talk about the reality, the injuries and how you’re going to come back from them.
“I’ll help him by trying to keep his head right and hopefully he’ll come back a better and stronger player.”
We want to wish Jack a speedy recovery and back to his best again when he returns next year.
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