“He spoke at length about his career, and it was beneficial.

Wilshere has shaken off an ankle injury and should feature in Arsenal’s Premier League trip to Bournemouth on Sunday.

“Absolutely, I don’t see why Jack Wilshere cannot make that squad,” said Howe, of Wilshere’s World Cup chances.

The 26-year-old played 27 Premier League games on loan at Bournemouth last term, and Cherries boss Howe hailed the playmaking midfielder’s impact on the south coast.

“Definitely he addressed the mental side, his mental strength, his dedication to his sport, and about the desire to be the best.”

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