Jack Wilshere’s latest ankle issue has been played down by Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, who believes the midfielder should be available for their next game with West Brom on February 25.


The Arsenal maestro hobbled off Bournemouth’s defeat to Manchester City before half time with a knock to his ankle on Monday and raised concerns he could face another lengthy spell on the sidelines with the same recurring injury.


But Wilshere – who will remain on loan at the Vitality Stadium until the summer – is cleared from any long-running ankle issues that may just have Eddie Howe place the 25-year-old straight into the Cherries midfield in eight days time.

“Jack just had a pain in his ankle,” said Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe following the match. “But we will reassess both injuries and hopefully they are not serious,” reported by ​The Mirror.


It also brings welcoming news to the England midfielder having been plagued with fitness concerns while at Arsenal. The tides have turned since making the switch to the south coast and Wilshere has played 22 league games under Howe.

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And the Bournemouth manager has declared that he ​'would love' to keep hold of Jack Wilshere beyond the end of his loan spell following an impressive run of displays at the Vitality stadium this season.


With no promises of regular first-team football at Arsenal and no signs over a new deal at his parent club, Wilshere has the option to stay with the Cherries should he want to.

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