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Arsenal Transfer News: Bournemouth wants Wilshere deal to be permanent

Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn has recently revealed that the club wants to keep Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere on a permanent basis at the club. The England international will make a decision regarding his long-term future after the end of the current Premier League season.

“I think anything is possible. The best we can do is integrate Jack into the team and help him fulfill what he wants. But if there is a possibility and [manager] Eddie Howe decides that he’s somebody he wants to keep it will be up to him.” Mostyn said, as reported by Jack Staplehurst of the Express.

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However, the Bournemouth chairman kept his feet on the ground and revealed that a deal will only go through if the owner of the club, Maxim Denim approves of it. The club could have to cough up a transfer fee in the region of $83 million to acquire the player’s services.

Wilshere has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal after spending most of the last three seasons on the sidelines due to injury problems. During his absence, manager Arsene Wenger has brought in the likes of Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka at the club which has increased competition for position in the midfield area.

The player’s move to the Vitality stadium could be considered as brilliant considering that he will now get the chance to prove himself on the pitch. He can get his fitness levels up as well as find his form back by starting regularly for Bournemouth.

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The man from Stevenage, United Kingdom has made two starts for his new club in the Premier League this season. He has already shown what he is capable of, although there still lies a fitness concern, as reported by Goal.com.

If the 24-year-old is able to have a fruitful loan spell at the Cherries, he would likely want to return back to Arsenal to prove his worth. The Gunners, who has spent a lot of time on the player, would also want some returns.

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