Howe reveals Arsenal’s Wilshere not ready for full match

Jack Wilshere is currently on loan from Arsenal with Bournemouth, but his temporary boss Eddie Howe has claimed he is not fully match fit.

The 24 year-old joined the Cherries on deadline day back in August, and has helped them to two wins from three outings thus far.

Wilshere came off the bench for his debut, and helped to turn a 0-0 stalemate into a 1-0 win, before starting the following two matches, where he was helpless in stopping Manchester City from earning a 4-0 win, but then played a key role in a 1-0 win over an in-form Everton side.

Eddie Howe has now moved to praise the decision for Wilshere to leave his comfort zone, and believes he deserves credit for that.

Howe said: “He’s picked a very brave decision for me.

“He’s gone to a smaller club, he’s gone somewhere where there’s not everything here, there’s not everything done for him.

“It’s slightly old fashioned in the way that it’s like a step back in time for him compared with other Premier League clubs and I think he deserves credit for that.

“I believe our environment can be good for him because the players work incredibly hard, they push themselves to improve and I think that’s a healthy environment for any footballer and that’s why I think he decided to come here ultimately.”

Howe then went onto admit that Wilshere was not yet ready to play the full 90 minutes of a match, but Jack has the right attitude about it.

“I just want to manage his workload so that he stays fit,” Howe added.

“I think that’s really important for him and I think he recognises that the most important thing isn’t Jack, it’s the team.”

Can you see the positives in Jack’s loan deal? Do you think Bournemouth was the right decision?

Pat J

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  1. Dennis says:

    One thing i like about jack is how he drives hard with the ball, he unsettles defenders who have to push up to cut him off, leaving space behind them. I think if he can stay fit for a full season we’ve got a massive weapon in our arsenal

    1. Vlad says:

      … then loses possession, and either commits a stupid foul, or just doesn’t bother to track back to help out the back four… or simply gets hurt for holding the ball too long.

  2. Ddog says:

    Jack the enigma…..I don’t doubt his potential.

  3. GoonerLad says:

    So far this season Wilshere > Pogba

    1. Vlad says:

      so far anyone is > Pogba

      1. Ig says:

        You’re good 🙂

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