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​Arsenal star Wilshere 'great influence' on Bournemouth players - Cherries midfielder Surman

Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman has hailed Arsenal star Jack Wilshere as a 'great influence' on the players.

Wilshere spent a season on loan at Bournemouth last term and although the midfielder had mixed spell at the Vitality Stadium, Surman has hailed the Englishman for the influence he had on the squad.

Surman said ahead of Bournemouth's clash against Arsenal: "He wasn't big time, he was a good lad. He knuckled down, got involved in whatever the manager wanted us to do and got involved in the club philosophy.

"Without being arrogant, he was always a presence. He carries a big stature coming from a club like Arsenal and being an England international. If he carries on playing the way he has been playing, I'm sure he will be in the World Cup squad.

"You want to learn from the very best and Jack's right up there – he is one of the best players in the country. When someone like that comes in, you want to try to learn what you can from him. He was a great influence on everyone here and it has been great to see him doing well recently."


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