Jack Wilshere could have joined Italian giants

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Jack Wilshere has made a promising start to his loan stint on the south coast with Bournemouth.

The England international left Arsenal over the summer to join Eddie Howe's side on a season-long loan and it's been so far so good for the injury-prone star.

Wilshere has played in six Premier League games, five of which were from the start, and in last weekend's home clash with Spurs, the 24-year-old completed 90 minutes of the game for the first time in a whopping 771 days.

The Gunners have an array of talent in their midfield after adding Granit Xhaka to their ranks after Euro 2016 so it was inevitable that Wilshere would have to leave in order to gain first-team football, and most importantly, fitness.

And he's certainly taken the chance with the Cherries so far, putting in a couple of solid performances.

But there was the possibility he wouldn't end up at Bournemouth, with several clubs in the Premier League and Europe interested in taking him on for the season.


One name to particularly stand out was European giants AC Milan.

The Italian club have been going through a somewhat transitional period for a number of years now and are no longer the force they once was.

Wilshere told the Daily Mail: “Milan sent an email by all accounts.

“They said to come over but there was nothing firm in the offering. And I thought I'm not going to come over if there's nothing really doing.”


Wilshere has been playing at the highest level since he was just 16-years-old and on his day, can dominate the midfield area.

However, due to the various injury problems he has had over the years, it has stunted his development at both club and international level.

The Arsenal man only made three appearances last season yet was still called up to Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad where he featured in three of the Three Lions' games.

Time will only tell whether Wilshere will reach the peak everyone expected him to. But as long as he is playing regularly for Bournemouth and stays injury-free, the Englishman may still go on to have a bright future at the highest level.


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