Club Chairman Makes Bold Statement, 24-year-old To Complete Arsenal Transfer

AFC Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn believes Jack Wilshere could complete a permanent move to the Dean Court at the end of his loan spell.

Wilshere is currently with Bournemouth on a loan deal which will expire at the end of the season.

It is widely expected that he will return to the Emirates at the end of the season but Mostyn believes there is a chance they could sign the midfielder permanently next season.

“I think anything is possible,” said Mostyn , speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention.

“The best we can do is integrate Jack into the team and help him fulfil what he wants.

“Whether or not we will go beyond a season, I think everything is possible.

“You have to be realistic and Jack may well consider his home to be back at Arsenal.

“If that was the case then we couldn’t disagree with his decision – and the decision will be his.

“But if there is a possibility and Eddie Howe decides that he’s somebody he wants to keep it will be up to him.

“He will have to persuade [owner] Maxim Demin to unload a huge treasure chest in order to keep him.

“That would be the $64m question – it may even be the £64m transfer fee!”

It is good that Mostyn knows it won’t be easy or cheap for his club to sign Wilshere permanently.

Arsenal are already working on a plan to secure the midfielder’s long-term future at the Emirates and will open talks on a new contract with him when he returns back to the club. It will take a lot to convince the club to change its plans and sell the 24-year-old.