Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere has given current employers Bournemouth tips on how to topple his parent club ahead of their meeting on Sunday.
The Gunners will be looking to end a run of three consecutive draws in all competitions and get back to winning ways to close the gap at the top of the Premier League table.
However, they may find Eddie Howe’s side a tricky proposition to overcome as Wilshere has been giving out some inside knowledge to his Cherries teammates on how to beat Arsenal.
The England international is ineligible to feature against Arsene Wenger’s side, but Bournemouth skipper Simon Francis has revealed that Wilshere has been fully focused on doing what he can to help them get the better of the Gunners.
“Jack has been helping us out a bit and giving us a few pointers,” Francis is quoted as saying by The Sun.
”Arsenal is a massive part of his life and he has loved every minute of being there. He loves the club so it’s probably a hard one for him to tell us their weaknesses and say how we can beat them.”
As noted in the report, Wilshere has also revealed this week that he wants Bournemouth to win the game as ultimately despite his history and love for Arsenal, he has to think about what’s best for his current club.
It won’t be easy for the visitors at the Emirates though, as Arsenal are unbeaten in 18 games in all competitions and while performances have been poor in recent weeks, they have shown that they are tough to beat and will be desperate to bounce back with a convincing display and claim all three points.