Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, on loan at Bournemouth for the season, had a positive impact in his first game for his new side, coming off the bench and helping the Cherries grab a crucial three points against West Bromwich Albion.
Wilshere was introduced in the second half in place of Jordan Ibe and while not having a direct hand in Callum Wilson’s match-winning goal, did have the desired impact on the team and the fans with his play.
Manager Eddie Howe shared after the game, “We were very close to picking Jack Wilshere, but he made a real impact when he came on. I was just concerned at his ability to play as long as we needed him to if he started. It was quite obvious to me that he will do great things for this team. He’s given everyone a lift just because of his name, his quality can only rub off on the other players and boost them.”
Wilshere himself added, “It was a good win for us and it was good for me to come on and get my first minutes and get used to how the lads play. I spoke with the manager during the week and he’s got a plan for me so I was happy to be on the bench.”
The Arsenal star added, “My biggest goal is to get as many games as possible, if there is a question mark about me I know that it’s my fitness, so I hope to get as many minutes in, prove everyone wrong and re-kick my career.”