Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has joined AFC Bournemouth on loan for the 2016/17 season, the two Premier League clubs have confirmed.
The 24-year-old had also been considering an offer from Crystal Palace after mutually agreeing with Arsenal that he would benefit from playing regular first-team football.
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.t 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.
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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.”