WATCH: Wilshere’s battles with Ox over dressing room music

Daniel Roberts
Jack Wilshere: Music wars

Jack Wilshere has revealed the musical secrets of the England, Arsenal and Bournemouth dressing rooms.

Currently on a season-long loan at Bournemouth, Wilshere explained that the Cherries are on song in the Dean Court dressing room. But the England midfielder confessed that he complained to Arsenal team-mate Oxlade-Chamberlain about his “lively” music at training.

In an exclusive video interview with, Wilshere laughed: “It’s a lot of pressure, and if you don’t get it right then you need to be told. You need to learn from your mistakes, so that next time it doesn’t happen. Alex is lively, so he likes a lot of the dance stuff. He likes to get up and dance.

“That’s all right sometimes of course, like before or after a game. But sometimes, you go in on a Monday morning you’ll want to chill out and listen to a bit of Ed Sheeran – get a nice vibe and get ready for the week of training. But Alex used to chuck in a dance tune at 8:30 in the morning, and that’s not on, obviously.”

Wilshere was more complimentary about Adam Smith and Tyrone Mings, the defenders in charge of the music at Bournemouth. With Mings recently recovered from injury, he has a friendly rivalry with Smith for control of the Bournemouth music.

Wilshere said: “When I first got to Bournemouth, it was just Adam in charge. But now Tyrone is starting to step up a little bit, so it’s good competition for Adam. There’s not much difference in their tastes, though Tyrone likes more grime music, English artists like Dave and Giggs.”

And Wilshere also gave his approval to Joe Hart, the goalkeeper generally acknowledged as England’s dressing room DJ. He said: “I like his music, to be fair. He plays things like DJ Russke, who’s made some unbelievable mixes. You can never go wrong if you put them on.”