Jack Wilshere had to move away from Arsenal on a temporary basis in order to prove that he is more than just a highly talented midfielder who can play only a handful of games during the course of a season.
The injury hit midfielder has struggled to even cross 30 appearances in a single campaign. Despite his obvious talent, his injury record is proving to be a major limiting factor towards his stay at Arsenal. This led to the loan move to Bournemouth – his first loan move since the days at Bolton.
One of the major factors behind this move was the presence of manager Eddie Howe, a manager who places a lot of emphasis on Arsene Wenger’s philosophy of beautiful football. The loan move could not have gone any better for Wilshere, as he has been integral to the club’s success in the league this season. Despite being a newly promoted outfit, Bournemouth have not shown any problems with the threat of relegation and they are even aiming for a top-10 finish. (more…)