Date: 5th January 2017 at 8:36am
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AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has confessed that he has been frustrated in recent weeks.

Wilson has recently found himself on the bench in the Premier League, battling for a place in the starting XI alongside Joshua King and Benik Afobe.

His lack of starts has also coincided with transfer rumours linking him with reported interest from West Ham United, Everton and Newcastle United.

Earlier this month Wilson was suggested to be a £25million target for West Ham United during the January transfer window.

The Guardian made the claim, reporting…

‘Wilson has emerged as Slaven Bilic`s main priority in the January transfer window’ adding ‘West Ham United are preparing an offer worth up to £25m’.

But it would appear that Wilson is concentrating on fighting for his place at AFC Bournemouth and he was back in the starting line-up against Arsenal after Benik Afobe’s omission from the squad.

Wilson would go on to impress alongside Joshua King, scoring from the penalty spot.

Wilson told

‘I’ve not been playing recently so I’ve had a lot of frustration and I was trying to prove a point (against Arsenal) to the manager, I’m trying to up my standards really which is why I’ve found myself on the bench.

‘I got my chance tonight in strange circumstances, moving forwards now a goal is great for my confidence. I feel sharp, I feel strong, so hopefully I can take that into the next game if I’m selected.’

Your Say…

SteveJonesLegend wrote…

‘Callum looked good last night (against Arsenal), for the first time in a while, however, he is still taking one touch too many… Last night saw him through on goal and he took 3 touches to get him closer, with the result him getting tackled…

Before his injury he’d have taken one touch (maybe 2) then shot…

He seems to have more belief in his ability to get close to the keeper and win a penalty than scoring at the moment…

Solve that issue and he’ll be bang on form again…
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