Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is not interested in speaking about a new contract with the club. The Midfielder is on loan at Bournemouth for the season and has said that he is focussed on his job with the club (via Football365).
Jack Wilshere surprised everyone when he made the move to the South Coast on Deadline Day. The 24-year-old made his league debut for AFC Bournemouth on the weekend during the 1-0 victory over West Brom.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on the weekend that he expects Wilshere to sign a new contract at the Emirates before the end of the year. “I want him to extend, yes,” Wenger said. “I don’t know [when talks will begin], I think around December.”
However the player has hit back at these claims. “I don’t want to talk about that at the moment,” Wilshere said of Wenger’s remarks. “I’m a Bournemouth player now in my head. I want to help Bournemouth get as high up the league as possible and also for myself I want to play 25 or 30 games.
“I don’t care what people say. The decision was down to me and it was best for my career. I could have sat at Arsenal and just come on now and then. The manager couldn’t promise me I would play now.
“That wasn’t good enough for me. I want to play week in and week out. Bournemouth have given me the opportunity to do that.
“I’ve missed almost 18 months of football and I haven’t played in the Premier League week in and week out for a good time. I miss the Premier League.
“I spoke with the manager and as soon as I met with him I knew I wanted to work with him, to be my coach. It wasn’t what he said, it was the way he conducted himself.
“And after being here for ten days, seeing him on the training pitch, he can definitely improve me. He’s a great coach, he’s honest with you. For me he’s the perfect coach to come and work for.”
So Wilshere is clearly focussed on his time at AFC Bournemouth and is also highly complimentary of Eddie Howe. The 24-year-old is probably right to focus on his loan move and only think about Arsenal when he returns. However it is concerning that the midfielder only has two seasons left on his deal at the Emirates. Let’s hope Wilshere has an excellent season on the South Coast, signs a new contract and returns to Arsenal next season fit and ready to go.