Jack Wilshere says he is not thinking about his Arsenal future currently and will wait until the end of the season to decide where he might play his football next season.
The midfielder, currently on loan at Bournemouth, has made 19 starts for Eddie Howe’s side this season as he bids to prove his form and fitness away from the Emirates.
However, Wilshere was left out of the side for the trip to Manchester United last weekend and was only a substitute in Saturday’s 3-2 win over West Ham.
The 25-year-old, whose Arsenal contract expires next summer, says he is desperate to play and wants to force his way back into Howe’s starting XI.
“I want to play every minute that’s why I came here but I’ve always been a team player wherever I’ve been. I respect the manager’s decision and the team have justified it so we’ll see what happens next week,” he said via The Mirror.
“I’m not thinking about my future. I’ve got a year left at Arsenal and as soon as the season ends I’ll sit down and I’ll think about it.”
Bournemouth are currently 14th, six points off the drop zone, and Wilshere is desperate to help the Cherries avoid the drop into the Championship.
“My main concern at the moment is trying to keep Bournemouth in this league because no matter what happens next year, if I’m here if I’m not, if I’m at Arsenal – whatever – you know no one wants a relegation next to their name,” he added.
“You don’t want to be involved in a team that got relegated so that’s what we’re doing now, trying to put Bournemouth in a good position and at the end of the season I’ll have a think about it.”
Injuries in midfield mean that Wilshere has been missed by Arsenal in recent months and while Wenger has insisted he would be welcomed back it sounds as though he may need a guarantee of regular football if he is to remain with the Gunners.