Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has confessed that he wants his newly adopted club AFC Bournemouth to win on Sunday.
The 24 year old joined the Cherries on transfer deadline day on a full season loan from Arsenal.
Wilshere wanted to make the move away from Arsenal to get regular first team football and help him return to both form and fitness.
Since the move to Dean Court, Wilshere has found both and his reward was a return to the England set-up, however caretaker manager Gareth Southgate didn’t hand him his 35th international cap.
On Sunday, the Cherries travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal with Wilshere unable to play due to Premier League loan rules.
His allegiance is obviously split, but whilst he could have easily sat on the fence when questioned about who he wanted to win, Wilshere opted to pull for his adopted club.
Wilshere told 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.
“At the minute I`m a Bournemouth player so I want Bournemouth to win.”
Discussing Wilshere’s absence, midfielder Harry Arter told the BBC…
“He’s an unbelievable player, He’s probably one of England’s most talented players, and one of our most talented players in the squad without a shadow of a doubt.
“I can’t pinpoint one thing I’ve learned from him. But his all-round game can take not just myself, but everyone on to the next level.
“He’s getting fitter and that can only be good for England and also ourselves.”
My little cherry 😂❤️🍒 pic.twitter.com/jYLpxpQoM1
? Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) 17 November 2016
Anyone fancy our chances this year?
Frankly, no. There’s a historic record. We all know that if there’s a major stat trend to be broken it will be Bournemouth who come up short when it matters.
Harry Kane hasn’t scored.
Sunderland haven’t won.
Aston Villa haven’t won.
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