Jack Wilshere's Arsenal team-mate Francis Coquelin is confident that the England international will show his worth if he can steer clear of injuries during his loan spell at Bournemouth.

Wilshere, who has continuously been plagued by injuries, was sent out on a season-long loan to Bournemouth on the final day of the transfer window.

He made his debut for his new club immediately post the move, coming on as a substitute in the 63rd minute of the match against West Brom, a fixture his side won 1-0.

Coquelin, who was promoted to the Arsenal senior side the same year that Wilshere made his first team debut, believes that his team-mate is a player with a lot of talent, something that has gone unnoticed due to his history with injuries.

However, if Wilshere can manage to stay fit for the entire season, he will prove to the top-tier league in England what an unbelievable talent he is, Coquelin says.  


“It’s going to be a great thing for him to be able to play a full season, staying injury-free", Coquelin told his club's official website.

“We all know his talent, it’s just a case of him staying injury-free.

"I know he had a strong pre-season so he will be alright.

"He’s going to show the whole Premier League what he can do so he can come back even stronger.

“He will be focusing on having a great season at Bournemouth.

"It was a tough decision for him because he had a few options, but if he’s decided to go to Bournemouth it’s because he’s 200 per cent committed.

“He’s really ready and hopefully for us it will be amazing if he can come back fresh, fit and, even better, with a full season behind him.”