Jack Wilshere: This is what Danny Welbeck kept asking me on Arsenal return
Jack Wilshere discusses the emotions surrounding his return to Arsenal with Bournemouth last month
Jack Wilshere has lifted the lid on what it was like to watch Arsenal beat Bournemouth alongside Danny Welbeck last month.
The England international moved to the south coast club on a season-long loan in the summer transfer window after his return from injury.
Wilshere moved to Bournemouth after Granit Xhaka’s £33m arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach meant increased competition for places at Arsenal.
The 24-year-old was forced to watch from the stands as Eddie Howe’s side faced his parent club at the Emirates Stadium earlier this month.
Injured Arsenal striker Welbeck kept Wilshere company during the Premier League clash as goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud sealed three points.
Asked whether Welbeck was giving him stick in the stands, Wilshere told Sky Sports: “That’s what Danny is like with everyone. He kept asking me before the game: ‘Who do you want to win?'”
Wilshere admitted that returning to the Emirates Stadium as a Bournemouth player was a stranger experience.
“It was strange. I got to the game and I walked up the tunnel and I didn’t know where to go first.
“Do I go say hello to the Bournemouth boys? That felt right because they’re my team at the moment.
“When Arsenal scored, I didn’t want to cheer. When Bournemouth scored, part of me was thinking let’s take a draw. It didn’t finish that way and Arsenal won the game.”
The England international has already racked up 10 Premier League appearances for Howe’s Bournemouth side in the 2016-17 season so far.