Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has insisted that he will not rush Jack Wilshere into the starting XI.
The 24-year-old joined the Cherries from Arsenal on the final day of the summer transfer window on a season-long loan.
The midfielder has not yet been given a starting spot by Howe, but he impressed when he came on as a substitute in a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last weekend.
Wilshere has had a string of injury problems over the past few years, so Howe is wary of throwing him in too quickly.
"With the outstanding quality he has, there's no doubt [that we want him to start]," Sky Sports News quotes Howe as saying. "We'd like to see him in the team as quickly as possible.
"It's a delicate balance between rushing him into the team and the long term. We have to think of that. We want him to play a lot of games for us so we'll put him in when we think it's right."
Bournemouth are currently 14th in the Premier League table following one win, a draw and two defeats.