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Published: 13:39 | 1/9/16

Howe welcomes Wilshere capture


Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes Jack Wilshere will complement the club's style of play could be the missing piece to the jigsaw.

Wilshere was linked with a number of clubs on deadline day before agreeing to join Bournemouth on loan from Arsenal for the remainder of the season.

Howe has spoken of his delight at signing the England international and is confident he will be a big player for the club in the months ahead.

"We met and had a good football talk," Howe told the club's official website. "We talked about the club and various different things, obviously we're delighted he's chosen us and I feel he will do really well in the team.

"Jack is obviously out there on his own with his profile and what we've attracted before, it's a good deal and one that can work for both sides.

"He can complement our style of play and maybe add that missing piece to the jigsaw.

"We had a good talk about football, about Bournemouth the place and the football club, thankfully he chose us."

Wilshere's best friend Benik Afobe is also at Bournemouth and Howe believes he played a part in convincing him to move to the Vitality Stadium.

"Naturally it helps when you know someone and can ask someone for an honest opinion on things," he continued.

"Hopefully Benik spoke positively about us, well, I'm sure he did! It can only help your chances.

"I don't want to overplay it, we're delighted he chose us. We'll wait and see when he'll play, hopefully as soon as possible but I don't want to set any targets.

"We'll see how everything works in training."

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