Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed Jack Wilshere for lacking ambition after choosing Bournemouth over a host of top European clubs.
Scholes was speaking to Sky Sports News HQ following the England international’s move to the Cherries, and he admitted to being disappointed with Wilshere for setting his sights low.
“I would have liked to have seen him, if he did have to leave Arsenal, go to a big club like Roma,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.
“Get some experience abroad, I think that would have been great for him and would have been great for the England team as well.
“Just because he is going to Bournemouth, doesn’t mean he is going to play all the time.
“He has to perform whatever club you are at, whether you are at Bournemouth, Arsenal, Man United or Roma.
“You still have to perform to play first team football. 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’.
“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.”
Wilshere decided that a temporary move was best for his career after being told he was surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium following Granit Xhaka’s arrival at Arsenal this summer.
You can watch the full interview below.
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.