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.