Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted he is no longer certain that his long-term future is with the club.
The Englishman turned down a loan move to AC Milan in order to join Premier League outfit Bournemouth, and has largely been impressing his new manager, Eddie Howe.
We’re delighted to have him, as we’ve said many, many times.
I think he’s an outstanding footballer and I was delighted to see him play 90 minutes. It’s a big moment for him, no doubt. And a big moment for us because we want Jack performing at his very best levels and I think if he is then we are going to be a lot better team for that.
I think he’s improving with every game and in training as well he has been great around the squad so it has been beneficial for both parties so far.
And Wilshere himself has confirmed that he is no longer as an assured that he will spend the rest of his career at Arsenal.
“I haven’t really thought about my future beyond getting a season under my belt and just trying to improve as a player,” Wilshere told the Daily Mail.
“I genuinely don’t know if I am going to end up at Arsenal or somewhere else.
“If you’d asked me two months ago if I was going to finish my career at Arsenal then I would have said, ‘Yeah, of course’.
“Two months ago I wouldn’t have seen myself being here, but here I am. And I’m enjoying it.”
It sounds like to us that Wilshere has fallen for the allure of Bournemouth and Eddie Howe’s coaching methods have certainly seen a positive effect on Wilshere’s fitness, whose contract with Arsenal runs out in 2018.
Could it be a permanent goodbye from the Emirates for the 24-year-old?
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.