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Ex-Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere training with Bournemouth
Bournemouth have confirmed that former Arsenal star Jack Wilshere is presently training with them.
England international Wilshere has been a free agent since leaving West Ham in October. Despite being linked with several potential moves, no deal has been done for the midfielder.
Now Bournemouth, where Wilshere previously enjoyed a season-long loan spell, will take a closer look at him.
In a statement, the Cherries report: “AFC Bournemouth can confirm that former loanee Jack Wilshere is currently training with Jason Tindall’s first-team squad.
“The midfielder, who made 27 appearances for the Cherries in 2016/17, is keeping up his fitness levels while he is without a club.
“Wilshere left West Ham in October and last featured for the Hammers in their Carabao Cup victory over Hull City in September.
“He joined the Cherries on a season-long loan from Arsenal in August 2016 and helped them to ninth place in the Premier League, the club’s highest top-flight finish.
“Wilshere won back-to-back Player of the Month awards in November and December and played a starring role in the Cherries’ memorable 4-3 win over Liverpool.
“However, his loan was cut short after he sustained a hairline fracture to his left fibula during a clash with Tottenham’s Harry Kane in April 2017.
“Wilshere, who turns 29 on New Year’s Day, returned to the Gunners for treatment before signing for West Ham in July 2018.”
Wilshere injury woes
He was regarded as one of the great hopes of English football, though his career has been decimated by injury problems.
Indeed, since debuting for the Gunners in 2008, he has made only 182 appearances in league matches.
Wilshere has only played more than 30 games in a single season on four occasions during his career.
Meanwhile, he has turned out for England on 34 occasions, though the last of these was in 2016.