Bournemouth’s new signing Jack Wilshere has been unveiled in front of the club’s team of physios as he bids to secure a regular place on their treatment table.
Wilshere, who has joined on loan from Arsenal, revealed he was keen to play a key part in Bournemouth’s injury list.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Bournemouth’s medical staff,” he told Sky Sports.
“I can’t wait to not be fit enough to get started.”
When asked what Bournemouth’s fans can expect from him, the England midfielder revealed that he was fully committed to being unable to show them what he can do.
“The Cherries have a great set of fans and a great little stadium,” he enthused.
“I’m sure I’ll become closely acquainted with both of them as I spend most of my time sat in the stands.”
Manager Eddie Howe revealed that the signing of Wilshere will provide him with extra options.
“Not having Jack available for selection will definitely give me something extra in post-match interviews,” he said.
“Bemoaning my lack of options up in midfield due to injuries will be essential to my success this season.”
Bournemouth have revealed that official photographs confirming the signing of Wilshere could be put on hold for up to three months after he dislocated his shoulder trying to lift a club scarf above his head.
The club’s Head Physio told reporters, “We hope that Jack will be able to resume light scarf lifting by the end of November.
“If all goes to plan he could be able to fully lift the scarf above his head by the New Year.
“It’ll be like a new signing.”