Eddie Howe has admitted he would love Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere to sign a permanent deal at Bournemouth.

Wilshere, 25, is on loan with the south-coast club after Arsene Wenger allowed him to leave the Emirates Stadium in the summer in pursuit of regular first-team football.

And while Howe insisted Bournemouth are yet to hold talks with the Gunners over Wilshere's long-term availability, he is hopeful the England international could be persuaded to stay at the Vitality Stadium.

'We would love that to happen,' said Howe. 'I can't rate Jack enough as a footballer, as a person, how he has come into the team and what he has delivered for us, but there has been no discussion with Arsenal.

'As I see it, Jack is on loan for the season and then we will look at it and Jack will look at it.'