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Arsenal star Jack Wilshere is expected to return to the club after his loan deal this term at Premier League side Bournemouth.

The England midfielder fractured his leg as the current campaign winds down. The club manager Eddie Howe did not let the season end before he stated that the star would not return to the team.

“I think it’s going to be really difficult for us. We wish him well for the future,” Howe said on Wilshere coming back to the setup after his injury on a permanent deal.

The Gunner played 27 league games for the Cherries this season. He did not get a single goal but he helped the team with two assists. The 25-year old played five times from the bench as he tried to avoid injury this season.

Bournemouth lost 4-0 to Spurs in April. The heavy defeat was not the only problem but that Wilshere would not be able to contribute to the late season rush. He joined from the north London side in August on loan as Arsene Wenger wanted him to get regular play time elsewhere and develop.

After the injury, the scan revealed a hairline crack in his left fibula – a tipping point for Howe who was probably thinking the whole thing through.

With Bournemouth securing their stay in the league with games to go, Howe said the initial plan was for him to stay just for a year and return to the Emirates thereafter. Ahead of games against Burnley and Leicester City, Bournemouth’s 11th spot on the league standings is a decent achievement. The manager said they have started plans for new players for next season. He declined to name specifics but Sunderland’s Jermaine Defoe is a likely target.

Wilshere received a good rating for his time at Bournemouth. After his rehab he is expected to resume at Arsenal.