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​Former Arsenal star Wilshere looking forward to FA Cup return with Bournemouth

Jack Wilshere is relishing the chance to reacquaint himself with the FA Cup when Bournemouth host League Two Crawley on Tuesday, reports BBC Sport.

The former Arsenal midfielder joined the Championship side last week on a deal until the end of the season.

Wilshere has not played in the competition since the 2015 final, when Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0.

"It has been a while since I was involved in the FA Cup," the 29-year-old said.

"I love the FA Cup. When I was a younger player that was an opportunity for me to try and work my way into the Premier League team.

"[Former Arsenal boss] Arsene Wenger was always good at that, but now I am at a different stage of my career and I'm looking to try and get minutes to prove my fitness."

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