West Ham United have confirmed the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on a free transfer.
The England international departed the Gunners on July 1 after his deal expired, and has been linked with moves to both the Hammers and Crystal Palace.
Wilshere, 26, has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the London Stadium, and insisted that he could not turn West Ham down.
“I think it was a number of things,” he confirmed, “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.”
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