Benik Afobe has revealed Jack Wilshere is yet to decide on his future and is focused on Bournemouth
Wilshere's form and fitness has steadily improved since he joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan from Arsenal to the extent that Arsene Wenger this month admitted he wished he could turn to the player right now.
But Afobe, who came through the ranks with Wilshere at Arsenal, believes his friend is focused solely on the here and now.
"Of course everyone wants him to stay here. But this is something he has got to think about," said he striker, who scored Bournemouth's late equaliser.
Afobe rescued a point for Bournemouth with a late equaliser against Watford
"To be honest I don't think even he knows what he is going to be doing. We have conversations all the time and he just wants to play week in week out and take it month by month and see what happens at the end of the season.
"The main thing for him is about getting his confidence back and staying injury free. He is working hard every day, he is a top professional, and he has brought some life into the squad. Not just on the pitch but on the training ground.
"He is quite loud and quite funny and it shows how far Bournemouth have come bringing this sort of player to the club."
Miguel Britos wins a header against Josh King during the 2-2 draw at the Vitality
Afobe salvaged a point for Bournemouth after Watford had twice taken the lead through Christian Kabasele in the 24th minute and then again when Troy Deeney restored a 64th-minute lead after Josh King had equalised.
Watford were unable to secure a first win in seven league games and defender Miguel Britos admitted the priority is to avoid the drop.
"We were seventh or eighth and when you are there you look at qualifying for the Europa League," he said. "Now we have to take care and take it game by game. The first objective is to stay in the Premier League."
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Bournemouth (4-2-3-1): Boruc 6; A. Smith 7, S Cook 5, Mings 5, Daniels 6; Surman 7, Wilshere 8; Stanislas 6 (Afobe 74), King 6 (Ibe 74), Fraser 7 (Pugh81); Wilson 6. Booked: Cook. Goals: King 48, Afobe 82. Next up: Crystal Palace (h) Jan 31. PL.
Watford (3-4-3): Gomes 9; Kaboul 7, Prodl 6, Britos 7; Kabasele 7 (Cathcart 82), Capoue 6, Cleverley 8, Holebas 6; Doucoure 7 (Ighalo 88), Deeney 7, Okaka 6 (Janmaat 62,6). Booked: Kaboul, Holebas. Goals: Kabasele 24, Deeney 64. Next up: Millwall (a) Sun, FA Cup.
Referee: L Mason (Greater Manchester).