Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he has Jack Wilshere on a special training regime to ensure he doesn’t suffer from the prolonged period out of the game he endured last season.
The Arsenal midfielder missed most of the last campaign because of a broken leg and subsequent complications from that. And although he went to the European Championships with England, and had a good pre-season with the Gunners, Howe is taking no chances with him.
“He has not completed all of the training,” he said in an interview with BBC Radio Solent.
“We have had to manage his training time on the pitch to make sure we get the balance right between getting him fitter and making sure he does not break down.
“There are certain players who have had serious injuries in their careers that we have to manage. We have to fine-tune the workload that they get.”
Meanwhile, Boro manager Aitor Karanka has explained his loan move for Calum Chambers.
“I always try to take the best from each player and they say that in the market you can find some bargains. We were waiting till the end, waiting for the right player.
“Calum ticks all the boxes. He can play in different positions, he’s a really good player and good kid. For sure he’s going to be important for this club.”