Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere came off the bench to make his first appearance for the club as the Cherries took a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
Wilshere entered the game in the 63rd minute as a substitute for Jordon Ibe. The Arsenal midfielder joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day in an effort to get back into form after missing much of last season due to injury.
“It was good to come on for my first minutes and get used to the way that the boys play,” Wilshire said. “It’s similar to the way I am used to playing at Arsenal – I can fit into this team, I think.
“I came on in the number 10 position and then moved to the right for the team. I can do that role and I can also play deeper. I am comfortable in all of those positions. Different games bring different problems, so we will see.
“The biggest aim for me, and I am sure everyone is aware of it, is to get as many games as possible. That was the idea coming here.
“If there’s any question mark over me I know it’s my fitness. So hopefully I can play as many games as possible, prove everyone wrong and re-kick my career.”
Bournemouth grabbed the win after a goal by Callum Wilson in the 79th minute.
“I thought we did very well and deserved the three points,” Wilshere said. “It was great at the end to be on the pitch celebrating and applauding the fans – that’s what it is all about.”