Former Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp says Jack Wilshere has no future at Arsenal. Arsene Wenger allowed the midfielder to leave the Emirates temporarily as he joined AFC Bournemouth on a season-long loan.
The Emirates club's manager signed Granit Xhaka in the summer and his arrival has further improved competition at Arsenal. With the Gunners' current form, it is unlikely that the 24-year-old can break into the starting lineup.
Redknapp believes Wilshere should focus on improving his game during his time at the Vitality Stadium and use this as a stepping stone to make a switch away from Arsenal in order to re-establish his club career.
"I don't see a future at Arsenal any more, I think now he will realise he has got to get away from Arsenal," Redknapp told Sky Sports.
"It's too comfortable for him there. He is not going to get into the team at Arsenal regularly."
"If he makes that move he can show what he is all about. No disrespect, I think he's a step above Bournemouth, but I think it's a great thing for him to do. He's really putting himself out there."
Wilshere completed full 90 minutes in the Premier League for the first time in two years in his side's goalless draw at home against Tottenham on 22 October. He impressed in the midfield against the north London club's Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama.
Redknapp has urged his compatriot to focus on his game and believes that completing 90 minutes against Tottenham will boost his confidence of pushing for a place in the England squad.
"It's massive for him, He has proved to himself he can play 90 minutes and I think it is important," he added.
"He did really well today and it was difficult for him against Dembele and Wanyama, [they are] big units. It was always difficult but some of his touches were exquisite and as the game wore on, the last five minutes he came back into it again.
"When he plays for England, I just don't see him as a defensive midfielder because you lose so much of what he does well.
"In that role he plays now [for Bournemouth] he can see the game and slow it down, and he's a lovely link for the team."