Wilshere remains uncertain over Arsenal future

Date published: Monday 23rd January 2017 10:19

Jack Wilshere has no idea whether he has a long-term future at Arsenal, according to teammate and friend Benik Afobe.

Wilshere joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan from the Gunners in August, and has impressed in Eddie Howe’s side.

His contract at Arsenal expires in summer 2018 however, and the midfielder does not know whether the club intend of extending it.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Bournemouth striker Afobe, who is a boyhood friend of Wilshere’s, explained that even the 25-year-old himself is uncertain over his future.

“To be honest I don’t think even he knows what he is going to be doing,” he said.

“We have conversations (NOTE: Afobe actually said “convos”; you’re not 12 years old and on MSN, Benik) all the time and he just wants to play week in week out and take it month by month and see what happens at the end of the season. The main thing for him is about getting his confidence back and staying injury free.”

“Since we were young when you start no one forces you, you just play because you enjoy it. To get that enjoyment back is the main thing for every footballer.

“Once you get your confidence again you want to be playing week in week out, you want the games to be coming every two or three days and I think that is how he feels at the moment.

“He is working hard every day, he is a top professional, and he has brought some life into the squad.

“Not just on the pitch but on the training ground he is quite loud and quite funny and it shows how far Bournemouth have come bringing these sort of player to the club and hopefully we can keep progressing and getting better.”

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