Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes Jack Wilshere has taken a brave decision in accepting the challenge of joining Bournemouth on loan this summer.

Towards the end of the transfer window it emerged that Arsenal were ready to loan out the 24-year-old midfielder to provide him the opportunity to play more football this season.

Wilshere fell down the pecking order at Arsenal over the course of the summer, and despite interest from Roma and Crystal Palace, the midfielder decided to join Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth on deadline day.

Jenas feels moving to the Vitality Stadium was the right move for Wilshere, and it could have been easier for the midfielder to opt for Roma, because of the size of the Italian giants.

However, the former England man believes Bournemouth’s style will suit a midfielder of Wilshere’s quality, and he will be more on the radar of everyone in the Premier League, than in distant Italy.  


Jenas told the BBC: “Bournemouth is a fantastic move for Jack Wilshere.

“It is a very brave move for him, it would have been easier for him to move to Roma. Bournemouth will be a shock to him at times but the way Eddie Howe plays his football, Wilshere will fit right in.

“Everything will be on the ground and go through him. The important thing is for him to get games. If he went to Roma, it would have another season out of the radar.

“We want to see him in action, he is a talented boy.”

Injuries meant Wilshere made just three appearances for Arsenal last season, and he will be hoping to remain fitter and play more football this term under Howe’s tutelage at Bournemouth.