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Arsenal loanee casts doubt over future as first-team football makes him question return

Jack Wilshere has revealed that he’s unsure about whether or not he’ll return to Arsenal as he continues to enjoy his loan spell at Bournemouth.

The 24-year-old joined Eddie Howe’s side ahead of the summer transfer window deadline, and has gone on to make eight Premier League appearances so far this season while completing 90 minutes for the first time in two years during his side’s draw with Tottenham last weekend.

As he continues to enjoy regular playing time and improves his fitness with a view of establishing himself as a key figure for the Cherries and working his way back into England contention, there is a genuine argument to suggest that he should consider a move away from the Emirates.

Given his ties with the club having come through their youth system it would be a difficult decision, but if he isn’t guaranteed a key role under Arsene Wenger, perhaps Wilshere is now finally ready to consider his options.

“I haven’t really thought about my future beyond getting a season under my belt and just trying to improve as a player,” Wilshere told the Daily Mail.

“I genuinely don’t know if I am going to end up at Arsenal or somewhere else.

“If you’d asked me two months ago if I was going to finish my career at Arsenal then I would have said, ‘Yeah, of course’.

“Two months ago I wouldn’t have seen myself being here, but here I am. And I’m enjoying it.”

Wilshere went on to concede that getting dropped from the England squad was the final straw for him as he struggled to get into the Arsenal team on a regular basis, with injuries and competition for places conspiring against him.

If he impresses at Bournemouth between now and the end of the season, it’s difficult to not see Wenger taking him back and making him an important part of his plans. However, it sounds as though Wilshere will need assurances next summer or he could start thinking about his future away from north London.

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