“I’m sure it’s a target for Jack, and the way he’s played I don’t see any reason why he won’t be a huge player in (England manager) Gareth Southgate’s mind.
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.”
Howe added: “And I think that’s a beneficial reaction between the two, and he definitely had an immediate impact at this club.
Eddie Howe has backed Jack Wilshere to force his way into England’s World Cup squad.
“We got Thierry in to talk to the players, as we do with various players and people from time to time, not just footballers,” said Howe.
Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry recently dropped in at Bournemouth to speak to the Cherries squad.