Jack Wilshere’s “big call” to seek first-team football on loan at Bournemouth has paid off, according to England team-mate and north London rival Harry Kane.
Midfielder Wilshere left Arsenal in the summer when it was made clear he would not be getting the regular games he needed to improve his fitness.
He was selected for England’s Euro 2016 squad despite having only completed 90 minutes for the Gunners just five times since February 2014, and as a result struggled.
But he has been called up again after impressing at Bournemouth, and Tottenham striker Kane believes Wilshere is reaping the benefits of his gamble.
“It was a big call for him to do that,” Kane said at a press conference ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier with Scotland.
“A lot of people were surprised that he chose to go out on loan and get some games but it’s done him the world of good.
“He’s playing week in, week out, he’s getting fitter every game, and everyone knows how good he is, ability-wise.
“For him it was just about getting minutes and performances under his belt, and he’s done that.
“We all know here [with England] what a player he is, it’s great that he’s shown it for his club.”