West Ham land Wilshere
West Ham have announced the signing of Jack Wilshere on a three-year contract after the England midfielder was released by Arsenal.
The 26-year-old has moved from his boyhood club after being told he would not be part of Unai Emery's plans, and will link up with Manuel Pellegrini at the London Stadium.
Wilshere has 34 England caps, although he was not called up for the World Cup in Russia, and has made over 100 league appearances for Arsenal.
“It feels good, it feels special,” said Wilshere. “Many people know that I’ve had a special bond with this club growing up."
Wilshere supported West Ham as a boy, according to the club, and his father and brother are still 'Hammers' fans.
“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," he concluded.