Jack Wilshere has joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan in order to get some regular first-team football after numerous devastating injuries. The Arsenal man met with both Alan Pardew and Eddie Howe yesterday but chose Bournemouth as his destination for the season.
Wilshere has been at Arsenal since the age of nine, but missed almost all of last season due to injury and only returned, as a substitute, for his first game of the season against Sunderland towards the end of April.
Arsenal have a strong midfield with options including Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Ramsey and Cazorla who are all ahead of Wilshere in the pecking order so this loan move should enable him to get the regular football that he needs.
Bournemouth are yet to win a match in the 2016/17 season. A player of Jack Wilshere’s quality is more than capable of changing this and helping Bournemouth stay in the Premier League for a second successive season.
Wilshere’s only previous loan spell was to Bolton in January 2010 for half a season.
If his loan spell at Bournemouth is successful, Wilshere will hope to force his way back into the England squad after being left out of Big Sam’s first England team. A change of scenery might be exactly what Jack Wilshere needs to reignite his career.