Jack Wilshere says he is adapting his game in a bid to eradicate the injury problems that have so far denied him the chance to make full capital on a rare talent.

Cherries' on loan midfielder was tipped for greatness following a 2010-11 breakthrough season with Arsenal that had its defining night when he dazzled as the north London club beat Barcelona in a Champions League tie.

But a succession of injuries have led to concerns that the player who shone as a teenager against Barca's redoubtable midfield trio, Sergio Busquets, Andes Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, would never again touch those heights.

Since moving to Cherries on the final day of the summer transfer window, however, Wilshere has proved there is plenty more to come from this gifted 24-year-old.

"I’m working on improving certain aspects of my game," said Wilshere, after his 76 minute appearance against Everton, which was imbued with evidence of his superior touch, vision and passing ability.

"My injuries have been impact injuries, tackles. That’s part and parcel of football. I’m just trying to be smarter. Maybe sometimes give the ball earlier, not overrun it. And in training work on certain things.

"I’m a player that likes to run with the ball. If I can run with the ball closer to my feet and more under control, if I see a tackle coming in, I can pop it off and go again… and avoid the tackle."

Wilshere also revealed his desire to improve, allied to his corresponding belief that Eddie Howe was the man to help him achieve that goal, combined to entice him to the south coast for the season.

"He’s been great for me," said Wilshere, when asked about Howe. "As soon as I spoke to him when I was looking for a club I knew I wanted to work with him.

"He’s a proper coach. He’s on the training pitch. He said to me before I came here there’s certain aspects of my game he thinks he can improve and we’re working on it all the time."

Howe, for his part, was reluctant to take too much credit for Wilshere's mini-resurgence under his charge.

"It’s not massive things," said the Cherries boss of the measures being implemented to coax the England international back to his prime condition. "We’ll give Jack 48 hours to recover after a game.

"But that’s the norm for most of our players and I think it’s the norm around the Premier League now. And we have specific workloads we’ll stick to during the week; a distance he’s not allowed to go over. And again that’s not dissimilar to anything we do with any of the other players. We try to make sure our players go into games fresh and ready to perform."

Howe also dismissed the idea that he would instruct Wilshere on how to adjust his on-field approach in order to avoid the type of physical contact that has led to much of his injury strife.

"That’s not something I can tell Jack Wilshere," added the Cherries boss. "I can’t tell him how to avoid injuries. It’s part of the game. And one of his great skills is his ball manipulation. How he takes the ball in tight areas. When you do that, naturally, you’re going to come up against players who want to stop you. But you can’t change that."

Howe employed Wilshere in an advanced position for the game with Everton last week. And that duty, operating high up the pitch where can can utilise his shrewd distribution to lethal effect, is one the player thrives on.

He said: "I like playing in a deeper position as well. But in a team like this, we play football. It’s the link between midfield and attack and it’s an important role in this team. As you saw against Everton, I had a goalscoring opportunity so hopefully I’ll get a few more this season."