Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Jack Wilshere is starting to knit the passes together

There has been less hysteria about Jack Wilshere and more notice of what he is actually doing on the pitch now at AFCB. That is how it should be and Jack is starting to work at his game again and see what he can add to this Bournemouth side.
Jack Wilshire is finding his game despite the intense media interest.
Playing in the whole behind Callum Wilson is clearly where Jack can be most effective. When Josh King returns to fitness there could be some adaption need to be made but I'd even be keen to see King and Jack playing just off Wilson when AFCB can drop a defensive midfielder in some home games. We have seen that Jack is not the best tackler in and around his own box but get him up field and thinking positively to unlock defences and there aren't many better at doing that job in the Premier League.

Yet, AFCB are also starting to press better in the last third as well. If they can win the ball high up the pitch and then find Wilshire they become a much more dangerous side to play against. Wilshire knows how to hurt sides and that killer instinct is not something you'd usually find in an Eddie Howe side. If the players around Wilshire though can start to think as quickly as him and be ready to get their shots off earlier, then AFCB will raise their scoring edge.

It is the running of Arter and Surman though that allow Wilshire to play in more of a free role and link the midfield to Callum Wilson. Wilshire is also starting to play for more minutes in games and as he builds that up, he will stop thinking about his past injuries and start to look forward as to what he can contribute. 

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