Howe plays down Bournemouth return for Arsenal’s Wilshere

Eddie Howe has played down the likelihood of Jack Wilshere returning to Bournemouth following his one-year loan spell from Arsenal.

The Gunners allowed Jack to join the Cherries on a temporary deal this term as he looked to get his fitness, and his career back on track, and things had looked bright.

Wilshere managed to come through the majority of the campaign unscathed, and was giving us hopes of having a rejuvenated midfield dynamo to call upon next season, but last month he fell foul of injury against Spurs (typical!), and is now ruled out of the remainder of the term.

Arsenal have now taken control of our former youth product’s recuperation, and have sent him to Dubai in an attempt to have him fit before the start of the new season.

Wilshere’s future has been up in the air, and widely speculated partly down to his exit this term, but one team who are not expecting to land him is Bournemouth.

Manager Eddie Howe enjoyed his time with the England international, but is not expecting a reunion at the Vitality Stadium.

“I think it’s going to be really difficult for us,” said Howe, when asked on Friday about the chances of re-signing Wilshere.

“We wish him well for the future.”

“When we signed him on loan, and I have said this many times, the plan was for him to stay for a season and then to go back to Arsenal to evaluate his future”, he added.

Will Jack Wilshere be staying at Arsenal next season? Will he ever get over his injury problems?

Pat J

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  1. Kedar Damle says:

    No one can predict what will happen with Wilshere except Him and Arsene Wenger…. But I think he is amazing talent…. He already has 159 Arsenal Appearances throughout his injury prone Career…. He is good passers of the ball with an eye for cutting pass and of course control of ball in narrow areas but he needs to be injury free throughout the season… At Bournemouth he had 27 Appearances in the season which is not bad at all…. Earlier in the season all the Bournemouth play was coming from Centre…. I think if Wilshere and Cazorla manage to stay fit next season and at least give 35-40 Appearances in the season then that will massive for Arsenal because Cazorla and Wilshere Partnership is better That Xhaka Ramsey because Wilshere is certainly better than Ramsey in going forward and ball control and that box to box role…. And there is no need to talk Little Spanish Magician…. He is world class quality….

    1. FRANK says:

      Ramsey does a lot more work off the ball than Wilshere but I agree on Cazorla. I would put Santi in before Ozil, his best position is linking between midfield and the strikers.
      Either way, Arsenal have to buy a defensive midfielder and an attacking midfielder for cover if Santi is injured again next season and sell that lazy, overpaid coward Ozil.

      1. Kedar Damle says:

        In your adjust then I would put Ramsey and Wilshere in center role and Cazorla little advanced role along with Sanchez (if he is staying)…

        1. Red Dawn says:

          Wilshere an “amazing talent”
          Can you back that up with evidence please – been pretty average at Bournemouth where he was getting more regular starts than at Arsenal.
          As for Ramsey.
          Ramsey is even worse than Wilshere – “does a lot more work off the ball than Wilshere” – I remember him working hard at West Brom when he gave the ball away for them to score and just stood there and smiled – Ramsey only turns up when playing for Wales – at Arsenal he does very little.
          The only reason both are still at Arsenal is because Wenger finds defending the undefendable far easier than working hard scouting and signing players who are more talented and hard working than the dross he already has..
          The reality is that no one except Sanchez is good enough at this point for Arsenal to challenge for the league.

          1. Frank says:

            I don’t not agree with you but if I had to pick a squad player (because I wouldn’t have either of them in my first team) I would take Ramsey over Wilshere.

  2. FRANK says:

    The only good thing about Jack Wilshere is that he supports Arsenal. If Man City are still willing to pay 25mil, sell him.

    In other news, I just read that Ivan Gazidis is the one that wants to change the structure of Arsenal. Wenger wants to maintain power and that’s why he hasn’t signed yet but if he gets his way, Gazidis is leaving.

    I would love to know exactly what is going on in that board. We all know we would be better off without Stan Kroenke but who else in that board is holding us back?

    1. Kedar Damle says:

      I think Ivan Gazidis is major flop at Arsenal in terms of allocating Transfer Funds to Wenger and overall management of the club and impotency of taking Decisions…. Peter Hill-wood was certainly lot better than Ivan Gazidis…

      1. John Ibrahim says:

        Both have different roles at the club

      2. lord wafflebury says:

        In sports news today it is reported that Gazidis is being head hunted to become head of soccer in usa ! Could be one down a few more to go !!
        Also monaco have had a bid of 21.5 million accepted by anderlecht for tielemanns ….a snip…why werent we after him then ?…great prospect for our midfield replacements.

  3. Quantic Dream says:

    We should cut our losses and sell Wilshere immediately he returns to full fitness…he cannot be depended on and honestly we cannot afford to pay 90k per week wages for someone who barely ever plays..Mertesacker must go as well.

  4. antonioro says:

    Just stay to Bournemouth,don’t come back,we have enough deadwood.Just sell him quick,get the money and run.

    1. Taxi4Wenger says:

      Yeah, sell all rhe deadwoods:
      Sell wheelchair,
      Duck law
      And mostly wenger with extra pepermints bonus.

  5. John Ibrahim says:

    Bale, James and Griezmann to man utd….

    How many deluded fans still think we can win the title next season with the same manager and players

  6. The real Robin Vanpayslip and not that other fake one says:

    He isn’t talented from what I can see. He played regularly at Bournemouth and didn’t do much. Howe a good coach and has alot of players there playing well yet Wilshire didn’t do much for him.

  7. ArseOverTit says:

    Jesbut = wengerBot2017

    It’s a shame, jack imo does have real ability and despite the injuries a lot of experience internationally and domestically BUT he must have some underlining anatomical weakness that is not helped by his lazy style of holding the ball.

    I vote sell him as soon as fit for as much as possible. Perhaps he can go somewhere with Wenger!?

  8. Yossarian says:

    It really is time to get over Jack Wilshere. Despite his natural talent, he clearly doesn’t have the physical integrity to continue as a top-level professional footballer. This is exactly like Diaby all over again.

    And why do we keep having captains that don’t play?

    There is far too much focus on non-playing, not-going-anywhere players at Arsenal, and this has a negative effect on the whole squad.

    Modern top-level footballers are professional athletes. If they don’t have the physical capacity to play more often than not, then they should be sold. All this sentimentality keeps holding Arsenal back season after season.

  9. Big G says:

    Wilshere has had his chance and should be sold along with Cazorla, both are injury prone and cannot be relied upon to last half a season let alone a whole one. They are both bit part players because of this and if they stay they will hamper the progress of the team and other players coming through the ranks which i guess also applies to numerous other players at the club as well.

  10. amb98 says:

    Don’t really think Howe wants him back anyway. Since Bournemouth started playing a 4-4-2 with King and Afobe up front they have had an upturn in results (this coincided with Jack getting injured- the injury before his leg fracture). Despite some being pleased with Wilshere’s performances out on loan, his goals and assists tally was poor, especially since he was playing as a no.10 at Bournemouth. Personally feel we should sell him in the summer, too injury prone and has lifestyle issues. Such a shame because he was unbelievable when he first came on to the scene. Do think we should keep Cazorla though, when fit he is our most important player, should stay at least until we find someone that can do the job he does e.g. Isco.

  11. yagoonersya says:

    I’m yet to see a work class Briton playing at any club, the British core not working for us

  12. sAMa says:

    Sell Wilshere, Ramsey, Gibs, Jerkinson, Dibuchy, Sanogo and Gabriel.

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