Bournemouth stood their ground against Tottenham in the Premier League as they earned themselves a goalless draw but it was Jack Wilshere who stole the headlines.
On-loan Arsenal midfielder Wilshere completed a full 90-minutes after a span of two years as he represented the Cherries against Spurs.
The last time the 24-year-old played an entire match was back in 2014 when he played as a Gunner against Manchester City in September.
Now after slowly progressing and earning a place in Eddie Howe’s team he was allowed the full 90-minutes against Spurs suggesting he is ready play more regularly.
Speaking post-match, Wilshere exclaimed his happiness over making progress under Howe as his side kept Spurs at bay earning themselves a well-deserved point.
“I feel better and better each week,” claimed the midfielder, according to Sky Sports.
- Emery: Torreira Is Ready To Start Against Chelsea
- [Team News] Blow For Arsenal As Youngster Suffers Bone Fracture – Chelsea v Arsenal
- Photos: David Ospina Spotted In Napoli Ahead Of Move From Arsenal
“The manager has been great to me, easing me in slowly. I am getting fitter and contributing more to the team.”
Although the England international failed to make an impact due to the influence of Spurs defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama, twitter did find entertainment in the fact that Wilshere stayed on the pitch for the entire course of the match.
Here are few of the reactions on Twitter over Wilshere’s achievement.
Light the beacons of Gondor! Jack Wilshere is going to play a full 90 minutes! #BOUTOT
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 22, 2016
When Jack Wilshere completes 90 Premier League minutes for the first time in 771 (!) days. 🚑 pic.twitter.com/U6FhzFaiMP
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) October 23, 2016
Jack Wilshere has just completed 90 minutes of football… pic.twitter.com/Q8RFkle6UE
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) October 22, 2016
Happy for Wilshere first time he starts 5 consecutive games since 2013, and first time he plays 90 minutes in two years. Keep it up.
— Spanish Gooner (@ElSpanishGooner) October 22, 2016
Bournemouth should really get an extra point just for getting 90 mins out of Jack Wilshere…
— sarah shephard (@sarahsportmag) October 22, 2016
WILSHERE COMPLETE 90 MINUTES! I SWEAR YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANYTHING LIKE THIS AGAIN. SO WATCH IT AND DRINK IT IN 😍
— United (@VintageMUFC) October 22, 2016
— Mirror Row Zed (@MirrorRowZed) October 22, 2016
Wilshere completing 90 minutes pic.twitter.com/1jamDhatMR
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) October 22, 2016
Wilshere: [confused] What’s happening?
Team-mate: It’s the 90th minute.
Wilshere: [gobsmacked] People play for 90 minutes??!!#BOUTOT
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) October 22, 2016
771 – Jack Wilshere has completed 90 minutes in a Premier League match for the first time since 13th September 2014; 771 days ago. Rarity. pic.twitter.com/seCYb3w0yg
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 22, 2016
That was Jack Wilshere’s first 90mins in 2yrs… and who better to get it against than the Spuds… helping ’em drop points… 😁 #gooner
— Olugbenga Olawoye (@guzelaw) October 22, 2016