Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere joins Bournemouth on loan - Twitter Reacts
Arsenal have a rich history of developing their own talents, honing their skills and turning them into absolute world beaters. That has been their tradition and mantra throughout Arsene Wenger’s tenure as boss, and perhaps the biggest prospect to come out of their famous academy was Jack Wilshere.
The 24-year-old was handed his debut eight years ago now, and absolutely huge things were expected of Wilshere for both club and country. His breakthrough season came around in 2010-11, when he was an ever-present in the Arsenal line-up, playing 49 times across all competitions.
However, since then, things have changed dramatically for the worse. Over the last six seasons, the super midfielder has missed over 150 games due to sitting on the treatment table, and that has led to Wilshere being surpassed in the pecking order by several of his teammates.
A loan move came to fruition, and in the end, AFC Bournemouth beat the likes of Crystal Palace, Benfica and AS Roma to Wilshere’s signature. Although The Eagles are of course located in London as are Arsenal, The Cherries are close enough to home that Wilshere can remain with his family.
This is a deal that must really excite Cherries fans all over the country, because let’s not forget it wasn’t that long ago when they were struggling in the Championship. Now, they are getting a proven Premier League player, and one of the best on the planet when fit.
Arsenal themselves are in an excellent situation, too. Wenger doesn’t have to worry about selecting Wilshere and keeping him happy, because he’ll be getting the playing time elsewhere. It means the club can focus on sticking with the players that are currently ahead of Wilshere in their midfield. They will also be getting one hell of a player back come next May when the loan deal ends.
We all know just how capable Jack Wilshere is, and if he gets those vital minutes under his belt, those injuries will be forgotten and he can go back to The Emirates brimming with confidence.
Wilshere now has to keep focused, work hard and play for his new teammates and manager. If he performs to his full potential, he will surely give Bournemouth that extra bit of dynamism they’ve been missing at the start of the season, and he could well go a long way to them retaining their Premier League status when the current campaign ends.
As you can imagine, most Arsenal and Bournemouth fans were extremely happy with the deal:
— Herpreet Bansel (@herpreetbansel) August 31, 2016
Highly unlikely, but if Jack Wilshere can stay fit that's the signing of the season for Bournemouth #DeadlineDay
— Jamie Fussey (@JamieFussey) August 31, 2016
Some Gunners were clearly a little frustrated that they would miss out on Wilshere’s services this term:
We keep Ramsey who doesn't care about the fans and the club but instead we loan Jack wilshere. Well done LE Clueless ak Arsene wenger👍👣🙅🙅😡😡
— CERTIFIED JJ🇸🇴 🇵🇸 🇵🇸 (@jama_wilshere) August 31, 2016
And I'm also very annoyed that @JackWilshere is going out on loan!! He should stay and play for us!😡
— MJW (@wiggins_michael) August 31, 2016
Rival fans couldn’t help themselves at poking some fun at The Gunners, however:
Jack Wilshere has found his level then. How long until he's injured again?
— Thomas Gillespie (@_TJGillespie) August 31, 2016
— ℝ𝕚𝕔𝕙 ℚ𝕦𝕖𝕝𝕔𝕙 (AKA Ricky Q) (@RichQuelch) August 31, 2016
Surprised jack Wilshere didn't fall out the transfer window and hurt himself 😏
— [[Sach]] (@trendingsach) August 31, 2016
@JackWilshere Careful you don't get injured holding up that Bournmouth shirt Jack😉
— Rob Smith (@Rob99Smith) August 31, 2016
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