Jack Wilshere joins Bournemouth on loan from Arsenal
Last Updated: 01/09/16 10:19am
Bournemouth have signed England midfielder Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season.
The move comes after it was announced earlier this week that Arsenal would be willing to let the 24-year-old go out on loan in order to get regular first-team football.
And the midfielder has opted for a spell at Bournemouth, despite interest from Crystal Palace, Roma and AC Milan.
Bournemouth chief executive Neil Blake said: "Jack is a fantastic addition to the club.
"He is a player that needs no introduction and one that, quite rightly, our supporters will be excited to see in a Bournemouth shirt.
"He will bring a wealth of international and Premier League experience, so we are delighted to be able to welcome a player of his calibre to the club."
Wilshere famously went on loan to Bolton back in 2010, where his displays established him as one of English football's brightest prospects.
He subsequently became a first-team regular for Arsenal and England, and has won 34 international caps.
However, Wilshere has been very unfortunate with injuries in recent seasons and, although he returned to fitness in time for Euro 2016, he has yet to start for Arsenal this season and was left out of the England squad on Sunday by new manager Sam Allardyce.
The presence of Granit Xhaka, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil at Arsenal means they are well-stocked in midfield, even without Wilshere.
And, after his representatives held meetings with Palace and Bournemouth on Tuesday, Wilshere has decided to head to the south coast in order to revive his career.