Wilshere completes loan move to Bournemouth

Rob Conlon

Bournemouth have completed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on a season-long loan.

Wilshere was made available by Arsenal after falling down the pecking order at the Emirates following the arrivals of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny in the last eight months.

AC Milan, Roma and Crystal Palace all made efforts to try sign the England international.

But the Cherries succeeded in signing the midfielder, who hopes to revive his club and international career after missing out on Sam Allardyce’s first England squad.

It was during a loan move to Bolton in 2010 that Wilshere established himself as a player of exceptional promise and after which he featured regularly for Arsenal and England.

He will now hope a spell on the south coast under Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe can produce similar results.
Bournemouth chief executive Neill 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.”