Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that Jack Wilshere has a bright future at the club. The 24-year old has joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan on the deadline day last week.

But Wenger claims the young player has a great talent and a new long term contract will be awarded to him in December. He believes Wilshere could become the club captain and also could become the coach for the club in the future.

He admitted that he sent the 24-year old on loan to get more playing time as the player desired to play regular football coming over his injury which could not be possible at Emirates this season with a lot of midfielders ahead of Wilshere.

Wenger said: “I always try to combine the interests of the club and the interests of the player. In this case, that’s what I have tried to do.

“Sometimes it doesn’t always come out as you want it to. But he is a real Arsenal man as well. He can be a captain here. I want him to extend (his contract), yes. I think that will happen around December.

“I let him go for health reasons. But he is an ambitious guy. We have all been his age and wanted to play football but we didn’t have his talent.

“You imagine what he must feel like when he cannot play with everything he can do. It is very frustrating. What is at stake for him, is just playing.

“He is not yet completely at his physical level. If you look at the number of games he has played recently in the last six months, you cannot be at the competitive level he wants to be.

“He’s a world-class player and he doesn’t have to show me that he has the quality to play at Bournemouth, just that he comes back to a regular competitive level.

“If he plays, he will play really well because he cannot play badly. What you want more than anything is for a player with his talent to play.

“In a selfish way, you want him to play for your club but there is a bigger perspective, you want him to play and express his talent.”

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