Francis Coquelin says Jack Wilshere’s loan move to Bournemouth is a perfect chance for the England midfielder to show the Premier League what he can do.
Wilshere will spend the 2016/17 season with the Cherries and, although Coquelin will miss his company off the pitch, he believes a temporary spell away from the club could be just what the 24-year-old needs.
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“He will be a big miss because we talk a lot off the pitch as well. I’ve dropped him a few texts to wish him good luck at Bournemouth,” he told Arsenal Player. “It’s going to be a great thing for him to be able to play a full season, staying injury-free.
“We all know his talent, it’s just a case of him staying injury-free. I know he had a strong pre-season so he will be alright. He’s going to show the whole Premier League what he can do so he can come back even stronger.
“He will be focusing on having a great season at Bournemouth. It was a tough decision for him because he had a few options, but if he’s decided to go to Bournemouth it’s because he’s 200 per cent committed.
“He’s really ready and hopefully for us it will be amazing if he can come back fresh, fit and, even better, with a full season behind him.”
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