Jack Wilshere has admitted he wants Bournemouth to beat Arsenal when the two clubs go head-to-head at the Emirates on Saturday.
The midfielder, who is on a season-long loan with Eddie Howe’s side, will sit out the clash as part of his loan arrangement, as he returns to the Emirates for the first time since his summer move.
Wilshere swapped north London for the Vitality Stadium in a bid to prove his fitness and has made an impact for the Cherries, making 10 appearances including his first full 90 minutes in over two years in the draw against Tottenham back in October.
Speaking ahead of the clash Wilshere insists his loyalties will lie with Bournemouth and not the club he joined as a nine-year-old.
“At the minute I’m a Bournemouth player so I want Bournemouth to win,” he said according to the Daily Express
“It’s frustrating of course [not being allowed to play], I’ve just got a run of games.
“But it might be a good thing in a way, just to miss one and refresh and go again.
“But I’ll be there so it’ll be alright.”
Wilshere will be missed by Bournemouth on Saturday although his move appears to be working well for both parties.
The midfielder has been allowed a run of games for the first time in a long while and appears to have an Arsenal future with Arsene Wenger insisting today that he will be offered a new contract in the New Year.