Jack Wilshere scored on his second full debut for AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday, helping to send them into the next round of the FA Cup.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND: Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth celebrates with his team mates after scoring their team's first goal as Joe McNerney of Crawley Town reacts during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Crawley Town at Vitality Stadium on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND: Jack Wilshere (3rd from right) of AFC Bournemouth celebrates with his teammates after scoring their team’s first goal on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

After his release by West Ham United over the summer, former Gunner Jack Wilshere joined up with AFC Bournemouth recently. At first, he was simply training with the club to build up his fitness, but he soon joined the team officially on a short-term deal.

That was followed by a brief substitute appearance against Derby County last Tuesday, before he made his second full debut for the club (having spent a year on loan from Arsenal in 2016/17) in the FA Cup a week later.

Wilshere ended up giving his new team the lead in the first half, firing home a lovely first-time effort from the edge of the box.

Though Crawley Town rallied to equalise just before the hour mark, Joshua King scored to help Bournemouth retake the lead a few minutes later. Wilshere came off after that and his team saw out the 2-1 win.

It’s obviously nice to see Wilshere making a positive return to the pitch, considering he only made 19 appearances in the last two-and-a-half years before joining Bournemouth. Regular games would certainly help him get back on track.

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