Arsenal Star Looking To Silence Critics With New Beginning

Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, September 10. Wilshere opted to spend a season on loan on the south coast. GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is determined to use his season on loan at Bournemouth to silence his critics and rejuvenate his career.

Wilshere opted to spend this campaign on the south coast with Eddie Howe's Bournemouth on deadline day, after rejecting moves to Crystal Palace and Roma, in Italy.

The 24-year-old, whose career has been stunted by injuries, is keen to use the opportunity away from Arsenal to compete over a whole Premier League season before returning to the Emirates Stadium next summer.

"If there's any question mark over me, I know it's my fitness. So hopefully I can play as many games as possible, prove everyone wrong and re-kick my career," Wilshere told the AFC Bournemouth website.

"The biggest aim for me, and I am sure everyone is aware of it, it so get as many games as possible. That was the idea come here."

Wilshere made his debut for the Cherries on Saturday, coming off the bench in a 1-0 win at the Vitality Stadium over Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion.

He added: "It was also good to come on for my first minutes and get used to the way the boys play. It's similar to the way I am used to playing at Arsenal. I can fit into this team, I think."