Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he wants to prove his critics wrong this season.
The midfielder joined AFC Bournemouth until the end of the season after struggling with injuries in the last two campaigns.
His critics believe he would not be able to develop into a top class footballer but Wilshere hopes to get enough game time at Bournemouth to prove his doubters wrong, with the Cherries odds on to remain in the Premier League for another season after a successful first ever appearance in England’s top flight league.
The midfielder made his debut for Bournemouth against West Brom on Saturday, coming on as a second half substitute and immediately showing his qualities.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the midfielder said he wants to play as many game as possible, claiming he still believes in his quality and his fitness is his only worry.
“It was good to come on for my first minutes and get used to the way that the boys play. It’s similar to the way I am used to playing at Arsenal – I can fit into this team, I think.
“I came on in the number 10 position and then moved to the right for the team. I can do that role and I can also play deeper. I am comfortable in all of those positions. Different games bring different problems, so we will see.
“The biggest aim for me, and I am sure everyone is aware of it, is to get as many games as possible. That was the idea coming here.
“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.”
The midfielder made his first team debut for Arsenal at age 16 and has the potential to become one of England’s greatest midfielders but injuries have delayed his development. He is now hoping his move to Bournemouth will help him get his career back on track.