The midfielder made a surprise loan move to the Cherries in the summer in the hope he would feature regularly under Eddie Howe rather than be on the periphery of the Arsenal squad.
Wilshere has endured a tough couple of years with one injury after another halting his progress but he now finally appears to be fully fit again and he admits he’s really enjoying his football again with Bournemouth.
“Let’s forget the last two years,” he told Sky Sports. “Two years of injuries, of coming back, of trying to get fit and not getting in the team and then picking up another injury and missing too much football. Let’s just erase the last two years and start again.
“I don’t think you can put into words the feelings you get playing week in and week out. When I was young at Arsenal, you take it for granted playing all the time.
“Once you’re fit and you get a run of games, you can do a lot more on the pitch; you can express yourself; your confidence comes back and I think I’ve got to that stage.
“There was a time at Arsenal when I was coming back from injury and trying to get fit or even when I first came to Bournemouth when I was thinking ‘let’s get through this game, get my fitness up and move on to the next game’.
“Now I’m at the stage where I’m enjoying it. I’m trying different things and I’m getting that feeling back and getting fitter and fitter each week.”
Arsenal will be taking nothing for granted when they welcome AC Milan to the Emirates Stadium for a Europa League last-16 second leg tie on Thursday night.