Jack Wilshere says he is a Bournemouth player for now and has put all talk of a new deal with Arsenal on hold.
Wilshere has joined the Cherries on loan for the entire season in the hope he will be able to stay fit and play some regular first-team football in the Premier League.
The midfielder still has a future with the Gunners, and the idea behind the loan move was to get him back in shape before returning to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsene Wenger is hoping to secure him to a new deal, but Wilshere was reluctant to discuss such matters and insists he is fully focused on Bournemouth for now.
“I don’t really want to talk about that at the moment,” he said when asked about the possibility of a new deal with the Gunners. “I’ve come here and I just want to get as many games as possible.
“I’m a Bournemouth player now in my head. I want to help Bournemouth get as high up the league and possible and also for myself I want to play 25 or 30 games this year. So I’m not really thinking about contracts or anything.
“I’m taking each game as it comes and working hard at training and in the gym to give myself the best opportunity I can at the weekend.”