Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on England midfielder Jack Wilshere who has left the club on loan and joined Premier League outfits Bournemouth.

“Jack Wilshere is a world-class player,” Wenger said.

“He’s most dangerous when he plays further forward, Sometimes it’s a shame that he plays so deep. I prefer him when he’s behind.”

Despite players move on loan to the Cherries Wenger remains a huge admirer of defender and hopes that Wilshere will stay at Arsenal for his whole career.

“I spoke to Jack and there were concerns that he wouldn’t play enough. I couldn’t guarantee that.

“He’s gone to play games, He wanted games and I can understand his desire, it’s a logical decision.

“He’s a world-class player, he doesn’t have to show me that he can play at Bournemouth he just needs to be back [and playing] at a competitive level.”

The 24-year-old star is hoping that with the loan spell with the Cherries he could revive his career return to the level that saw him rated as one of the finest young players in the country and help The Gunners to dominate in Premier League.

It was certainly a shocking move given Wilshere’s status at boyhood club Arsenal and his long-held reputation as one of Europe’s outstanding young players.

Wilshere, 24, has an extensive injury record starting back in 2009 when he suffered the first of many serious ankle injuries.

Despite having a minor knee injury in pre-season, Wilshere has recovered to be on the substitute’s bench for each of Arsenal’s three Premier League matches this season.

Even the Arsenal fans were left baffled on Twitter over the news that the England man is leaving the club after all these years.


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