Date: 22nd April 2017 at 8:31pm
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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has paid tribute to Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Wilshere will miss the final five games of his loan spell with AFC Bournemouth after suffering a broken leg in a challenge with Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane.

Wilshere joined AFC Bournemouth on a season long loan deal on 31st August 2016.

After a slow start, building his fitness on the south coast, Wilshere enjoyed 22 starts and 5 substitute appearances in the Cherries kit, with the 1,916 Premier League minutes more than his combined total from both the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 campaigns.

Howe told the Daily Echo

‘…The players really enjoyed playing alongside him and liked him as a person, He fitted into the team really well and that came down to Jack buying into Bournemouth.

“He came here, not with the mentality of a loan player, but with the mentality of ‘I`m a Bournemouth player this season`.

“That endeared him to the players. Whenever you see a team-mate in a moment of difficulty there is part of you that wants to succeed for that player, so I don`t see this being any different.

“The squad is very tight and very motivated to do well and finish the season on a high for Jack.”

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AFCBade wrote…

Terrible news for any player let alone someone who is rebuilding his career. Seemed an innocuous tackle so you have to doubt his short term future. At least he is under contract to 2018 at Arsenal but looks like 2017/18 will be a shortened season for Jack.Join the conversation here.

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