Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere believes that his decision to join Bournemouth on loan until the end of the season is already paying dividends.
The 24-year-old completed 90 minutes for the first time since September 2014 during the goalless draw with Tottenham on Saturday as he continues to improve his match fitness.
Having suffered countless injury setbacks and with fierce competition for places at Arsenal, it has been a struggle for the England international to nail down a regular spot in the starting line-up.
In turn, the opportunity to play week in and week out at Bournemouth is evidently having a positive impact on Wilshere, who insists that his best form is around the corner as he continues to improve physically and believes that it was the right decision to leave the Gunners in the summer on a temporary basis.
“Sometimes when you’re at a top club and you’ve been at a top club your whole career and you’re playing week in week out, it is easy to get into that comfort zone,” said Wilshere, as noted by Sky Sports.
“That is something coaches and managers drum into you and for me to come down here and taste a different side of the Premier League where you have to fight for everything, fight for every point and work as a team, it is definitely out of my comfort zone.”
Wilshere went on to add that he’s starting to get his confidence back and is eager to try to do more for Eddie Howe’s side, with thoughts of an England return firmly at the back of his mind for the time being as he looks to prove himself with the Cherries first.
Nevertheless, it’s a positive start to the campaign for the Arsenal man, who has failed to feature in more than 25 Premier League games in a single season since 2010/11.
With five league appearances already under his belt at Bournemouth, he’ll hope to steer clear of injuries and continue to prove his worth and talent.