Jack Wilshere still remains as one of the brightest prospects within English football but his development has hit the rocks in recent years, with the midfielder struggling with a wealth of injury problems that limited his playing time.
With a wealth of competition at Arsenal for first-team football, Wilshere elected to move on-loan to Bournemouth late in the summer transfer window in a move that raised eyebrows- but the stats suggest he made the right choice.
887 – Jack Wilshere has played more Premier League minutes this season (887) than his previous two combined. Recovery.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 13, 2016
Playing 887 minutes of Premier League football whilst on-loan with the Cherries this season, Jack Wilshere has already surpassed his tally for the past two seasons combined and it suggests the young man is on the road to recovery.
His long-term future with Arsenal remains shrouded in speculation as the Gunners are far from short in midfield options, with the signing of Granit Xhaka in the summer increasing the depth Arsene Wenger has at his disposal.
Whatever the outcome, Wilshere has certainly benefitted from his time with Eddie Howe’s side and England fans across the country will hope it’s the first step towards him becoming a world-class player.