The madness of the English transfer deadline day has once again been and gone with players all across the country being bought in or sent away from their clubs. Perhaps the most surprising of which was this one …
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere made a shocking move to Bournemouth on loan for the remainder of the season, and although it may have disappointed some Gooners, most will probably be happy to see him leave in order to have a chance of regular first team football. Here are AFEfootballnews’ 5 reasons why the move may just turn out to be the perfect one for Jacky boy …
1. A break away from Arsenal’s training regimes.
It’s no secret that people have been questioning the intensity of the Gunners’ training sessions for quite some time now, as so many of their players regurlarly pick up long term injuries. A new training schedule may be just what Wilshere needs as he looks to get over the continuous injury problems that have hampered his career thus far.
2. Less pressure.
Every time he steps back onto the pitch at the Emirates, you can almost hear the pins drop as Arsenal fans take a deep breath and expect him to be injured during matches. At Bournemouth things will be different, as he could be can have a fresh start.
3. Prove he’s worth the hype.
He’s been “a hot prospect” for years, but at 24 years old he still hasn’t achieved anything, so now it really is make or break time. We’ve seen glimpses of what he can do and there’s no doubt that that left foot of his could be one of the best in the league if he was only able to stay fit for long enough. Now is his chance to shine.
4. Eddie Howe
Obviously Arsene Wenger is a great manager who knows how to get the best out of his players, but Bournemouth manager Howe is from a younger generation and arguably understands English players and their habits better, as he already has so many of them in his squad. Everyone knows that Wilshere has a bad lad persona, but Howe could be the man to change that, and get him to concentrate more on his football than partying.
Let’s just hope the likes of Andy Surman and Adam Smith aren’t partial to having a smoke and don’t encourage Wilshere to have a night out or two (although in Bournemouth you’re probably more likely to play bingo than ring of fire!).
5. Play alongside his best friend.
That’s former Arsenal team mate, Benik Afobe, in case you didn’t know. The two are as thick as thieves on Twitter, so they may be able to take that friendship and form a connection on the pitch too, just as they did in their Arsenal youth days.
AFEfootballnews would like to wish Jack all the best on his new endeavour and hope that he can finally overcome his injury nightmare and prove that he can be a world class midfielder.