Jack Wilshere Signs For West Ham United For Free
Jack Wilshere has signed a deal with West Ham for three years, just eight days after his contract with Arsenal officially ended.
The former Arsenal midfielder, who'd spent his whole career with the North London club apart from seasons on loan at Bolton Wanderers and Bournemouth, left the Emirates after Unai Emery couldn't guarantee him first team football this season.
There were talks of him going to Turkey but Wilshere has decided to stay in the Premier League and sign a three year contract.
Our new midfielder has arrived... #WelcomeJack pic.twitter.com/kPd7hm4YxZ
- West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 9, 2018
In a statement on the website Wilshere said, "It feels good, it feels special. Many people know that I've had a special bond with this Club growing up.
"People will have seen the picture of me in a West Ham shirt and I've got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park. It feels good and of course my family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone's buzzing."
Going on to further explain why he'd picked the Gunners the 26 year old added, "I think it was a number of things. The manager being one and the way he wants to play and where he sees me playing.
"The fans, of course - everyone knows how big West Ham's fanbase is - and especially in this new Stadium. Not many clubs could fill it week in, week out, and West Ham do.
"I want to be playing here in front of the Hammers, and my bond I've had with the Club over my childhood will make it even more special."
Wilshere didn't make the England squad for the World Cup having not played for the Three Lions since the loss to Iceland although he was in one squad in the meantime.
Last season he made just 12 starts for Arsenal in the Premier League, also making the same amount of starts in the Europa League.
After David Moyes made sure the Hammers didn't get relegated last season the Scot left and was replaced by former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. He'll be hoping to get the best out of Wilshere.
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