Jamie Redknapp says Jack Wilshere has no future at Arsenal, but believes he is “a step above Bournemouth”.
The Sky Sports pundit believes the 24-year-old midfielder needs to build up his fitness on loan at Bournemouth and move on to get his career back on track.
Wilshere, who is on a season-long loan at the Vitality Stadium, completed 90 minutes for the first time since 2014 in Bournemouth’s goalless draw with Tottenham on Saturday.
“I don’t see a future at Arsenal any more, I think now he will realise he has got to get away from Arsenal,” Redknapp said before the 0-0 draw.
“It’s too comfortable for him there. He is not going to get into the team at Arsenal regularly.”
Former Bournemouth midfielder Redknapp also suggested that Wilshere was too good for the Cherries, who currently sit in 10th place with 12 points from nine games.
“If he makes that move he can show what he is all about. No disrespect, I think he’s a step above Bournemouth, but I think it’s a great thing for him to do. He’s really putting himself out there,” added Redknapp, who played 13 times for Bournemouth at the start of his career.
Wilshere, who was busy in midfield against powerful Tottenham duo Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama, has not included in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad and Redknapp believes he must keep on playing regularly to get his Three Lions place back.
“It’s massive for him. He has proved to himself he can play 90 minutes and I think it is important.
“He did really well today and it was difficult for him against Dembele and Wanyama, they are big units. It was always difficult but some of his touches were exquisite and as the game wore on, the last five minutes he came back into it again.
“When he plays for England, I just don’t see him as a defensive midfielder because you lose so much of what he does well.
“In that role he plays now [for Bournemouth] he can see the game and slow it down, and he’s a lovely link for the team,” added Redknapp.