Howe: Wilshere has to decide his future this summer

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Bournemouth sweating over Wilshere ankle injury

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says that Jack Wilshere will decide his future this summer when he returns to Arsenal at the end of his loan spell.

The midfielder will have just 12 months left of his contract, and as yet he has not been offered new terms by the club.

Perhaps that’s because they wanted to see if he could stay fit at Bournemouth and make a contribution to their season. Wilshere has played 23 games for the south-coast club, as well as 2 substitute appearances for Arsenal, so from a fitness point of view he’s avoided any signfificant spell on the sidelines.

However, in terms of end product, he has yet to score a goal and has just two assists to his name.

Nevertheless, Howe believes what lies ahead for the 25 year old will be interesting.

“Jack will be the one who decides his future, in conjunction with Arsenal,” he said.

“It was very clear at the start of this loan he was going to make his decision in terms of the next steps for him in the summer.

“He just wanted to concentrate on his football with us, to try to just have the best season that he can.

“Jack has certainly had a good season with us as far as I am concerned, and it will be interesting to see what happens beyond that point.”

Wilshere has been left on the bench for Bournemouth’s last two Premier League games, both of which they won after winning just one of their previous 11 with Wilshere in the side.

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OneBeatOff
OneBeatOff

Loss for words. What little I’ve seen he has done well in a deep lying role. Being a team sport good players, or even the best, depending on their position can’t carry a team completely. That said, with good players, making good runs, we all know what he is capable of.

PhilistineFred
PhilistineFred

he’s not playing in a deep lying role for Bournemouth is he? not from what I’ve seen..

alexy
alexy

No he’s not. He has been playing number 10 role in a 4-2-3-1, and now Bournemouth has switched to a 4-4-2 and Wilshere’s been dropped.

OneBeatOff
OneBeatOff

P.s. COYGS!!

PhilistineFred
PhilistineFred

It’s weird about his end product. And I’ve watched a few Bournemouth matches, to me he didn’t seem involved enough. I felt it was down to his teammates, or the system, in those cases. I remember constantly wanting them to pass him the ball more. But it didn’t look like his fault that he wasn’t getting the ball in good
situations.
Harry Arter seemed to be much more involved, and again I don’t know if that’s simply down to the system, didn’t watch them often enough. Jack is a real team player though, and I can say that for sure he didn’t ever look like he was trying to be selfish or do too much with the ball.
At the end of the day we all know what he is capable of. First season of his career where he is not at Arsenal, so I understand the difficulties.
I would like him back but don’t see how he fits unless we sold Ramsey, which I hope we don’t. Ox will hopefully get games in the middle, and I like that more than the idea of Jack as well. We shall see…

Heavenly Chapecoense
Heavenly Chapecoense

Wenger even said in the past he wanted to build the team around Jack and viewed him as a future captain. We’re far from that now but the talent always remains. He is more talented than The ox, El Neny, Xhaka and Coquelin.

Atom
Atom

The issue though is he’s an oft injured 25 year old who isn’t even starting for a club in the bottom third of the table anymore. While he had tremendous potential it’s possible that his body won’t ever let him fulfill that potential. He’s at an age where he needs to be the finished product – would you want to sign him if he wasn’t already an Arsenal player? Seems highly doubtful

Hemerrhoidinho
Hemerrhoidinho

He needs to stay with Arsenal. Jack and Ox are the type of fighters Arsenal need more of. Then give Alexis all of Ozil’s money.

indrossi
indrossi

Considering how much we’ve missed Cazorla this season, and how Jack is by far the player most similar to him, I’m surprised the decision to retain his services isn’t more obvious. This season was a transitional year, to cement his fitness more than anything – requesting that he contribute substantially within a brand new team style, in this year, I think was too much to ask. He’s shown he can stay fit, when managed properly, and we know from previous seasons – the goal against Norwich, the games against Barcelona, what he can do in a set-up that benefits him.

The debates around assists and goal scoring aren’t used against Cazorla, who has similarly unimpressive stats, but with Santi approaching his twilight years and with plenty of game time and room for development and learning in Jack, it seems obvious to me that we should be renewing the contract of a player we’ve nurtured since the age of nine.

le me
le me

I dont think they will let him go. Considering the fact that our support staffs worked closely with Bournemouth’s to manage his workload. It will mostly come to Wilshere’s decision as per the article.

Thierry bergkamp
Thierry bergkamp

Most similar to Cazorla, maybe.
Anywhere near as good? No.

Someone´s Something
Someone´s Something

I feel for Wilshere, I really do. If it where not for the injuries he would probably be on the same level as Verratti. Period. It’s like watching a “Diaby Light” all over again.

Santori
Santori

He hasn’t particularly impressed at Bournemouth and has injury issues.

I think we need to sell him.

Ditto Jenkinson, Debuchy, WALCOTT.

Per will step down. Maybe Ospina may leave too.

In truth Gibbs has also been uninspired but he has the pace where Montreal makes better decisions but is wrong side of 30 and vulnerable to pace. lback may also need addressing.

Aside from potential Ozil, Alexis departures…plenty of issues.

Santori
Santori

I personally think Ox has done reasonably OK filling in in deep midfield.

but he is better served still out wide attacking.

Its 50-50 as he mentioned some advantages using his pace through the middle but getting to grips with defensive side.

Feel in terms of current squad, young Iwobi has the chops to make it in midfield.

He has the technique but also strength and an eye for the through ball. But he will need a bit of time.

I mentioned we should be looking at players like Fabinho at Monaco or Saul at Athletico.

There was some talk of us keeping an eye on Arda Titan who is 30.

It would be stop gap at best and a fall back on an Alexis departure but he could also role into the deep midfield Santi role holding the ball better for us.

Gunners
Gunners

For me they need to keep Wilshere play him with Xhaka and get Barkley for Ozil. We will have a midfield that can tackle as well as pass a ball and set up chances.

We just need a striker that will score at least 20 goals a season like Lacazette.

Also hopefully keep the ox and Walcott for pace up and down the pitch.

Shank

What ever happened to this prodigious talent of like 2010/2011……..same question for Ramsey…..where did they go???

Erzengel
Erzengel

It’s all a bit sad. We’ll always have this

https://youtu.be/lDzROeD9fGU

and that magnificent strike against the bar in that doomed League Cup final that the skunk finished off brilliantly with his right foot. In an ideal world, he was destined to achieve better things with us than gloriously trolling the Hotsperm after our FA Cup wins.

Lord Bendtner
Lord Bendtner

Still waiting for the day Wenger wilshere his decision on renewing his managerial contract or not…