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Paul Scholes Is Worried About Jack Wilshere’s Bournemouth Move

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The Manchester United legend told Sky Sports of his concerns regarding English midfield counterpart Jack Wilshere.

Reports of the shock move surfaced just days before the conclusion of the transfer window, due to a lack of game time available to the 24-year-old at the Emirates. Amid interest from Premier League and Serie A clubs, Jack Wilshere duly set sail for the South Coast to Bournemouth.

Paul Scholes feels though that Wilshere should have aped his England colleague Joe Hart (now at Torino) in heading to Italy.

“I would have liked to have seen him, if he did have to leave Arsenal, go to a big club like Roma,” Scholes explained to Sky.

“Get some experience abroad, I think that would have been great for him and would have been great for the England team as well.”

Jack Wilshere signs for Bournemouth from Arsenal
Image: Twitter/AFC Bournemouth

Moving to a perceived lower team won’t guarantee him the much needed game-time he requires either.

“Just because he is going to Bournemouth, doesn’t mean he is going to play all the time,” the BT Sport pundit continued.

“He has to perform whatever club you are at, whether you are at Bournemouth, Arsenal, Man United or Roma. I’m sure there are other players at Bournemouth who are saying ‘I’m going to be playing instead of Jack – I want his place’.”

Image By Ronnie McDonald via Flickr.
Image By Ronnie McDonald via Flickr.

Jack Wilshere’s biggest foe to date has been his constant trouble with injuries since 2011. As Scholes rightly points out, those challenges will follow him no matter where he lines out.

“It always comes back to whether he is fit. I don’t know how his ankles are – I know he struggles with them.

“If he stays fit then there is no doubt he is the top player there. But he should be playing for a top three or four club in England and that is what he should be aiming for. I just worry a little that he has set his sights too low.”

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