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Wilshere: 'We'll be ready to face City'

2017-02-13 19:10
Jack Wilshere (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere insists that they are ready to face Manchester City ahead of Monday's Premier League clash.

The Cherries welcome City to the Vitality Stadium hoping to avoid losing to Citizens by a four-goal margin for the fourth time in a row.

"They are a big handful and we have to be ready for that and learn from our mistakes in the last game, try and stop them from attacking and maybe create something ourselves," Wilshere told Sky Sports.

"We looked back at the game this week, like we always do, and a lot of their goals came from counterattacks. They have a lot of pace in their team, a lot of creativity and they want to hit teams on the counter."

Bournemouth were beaten 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the campaign, and lost by the same scoreline when they welcomed City to the south coast last season.

"I think we are a better team than we was back then, so I am sure we will be a little bit more ready this time," Wilshere added.

The English midfielder finally touched on the subject of his future at the club, and admits that he is unsure if he will remain a Cherry or sign a new contract with parent club Arsenal.

"I am concentrating on the next three or four months here and then I am not sure what is going to happen," he said.

"I will leave that to my agent and the people who deal with that type of thing. At the minute, I am just concentrating on maintaining my fitness, keep playing games, and I am enjoying it.

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