West Ham have confirmed the signing of Jack Wilshere on a three-year deal after the 26-year-old left Arsenal following 17 years at the club.
The Englishman’s contract with the Gunners ended this summer and after he made the decision not to renew it, he had been heavily linked with a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahçe.
Wilshere told whufc.com that he had been a Hammers fan as a child though and that his West Ham supporting family and friends were ‘buzzing’ with his decision to move to the London Stadium.
After years of injury problems and a loan spell away at Bournemouth for 2016/17, Wilshere broke back into the Arsenal side last season and made 40 appearances in all competitions.
He also has 34 caps and has scored two goals for England, but missed out on Gareth Southgate’s squad for this summer’s World Cup.
The midfielder will join up with Manuel Pellegrini’s squad at their pre-season training camp in Switzerland and West Ham fans clearly can’t wait to see him in action. Check out some of their best reactions to the announcement below.
— J (@BurchettJason) July 9, 2018
Really pleased with the Wilshere signing. Always the injury caveat but would we have been able to sign him if that was not the case? I think it's important we sign some British players and if they have an affinity with the club that's even better. COYI! #westham #WelcomeJack
— Kim P (@KimWHU) July 9, 2018
Very pleased with the signing of Jack Wilshere. If he stays fit, he will be very welcome at West Ham. Can't wait for those one-twos around the box. More signings to follow, as I tweeted earlier. Busy week. #WHUFC
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) July 9, 2018
Jack Wilshere massively improves our midfield, what a signing he is, more to come hopefully #WHUFC
— Harry Dellow (@dellowhufc) July 9, 2018
Manuel Pellegrini is inspiring a bit of a transfer revolution, this summer. Jack Wilshere signing for the Hammers and Yarmalenko looks like being next. Hopefully they can translate this excitement into a good season of football. #WHUFC
— Jonny Bentley (@SportsJonny) July 9, 2018
— Kris Prowse (@KrisProwse182) July 9, 2018
— Edward Fordham (@EdFordy) July 9, 2018
Jack Wilshere has just walked into the club and has become one of the top three fan favourites at the club already in my opinion. What a time to be alive when Jack Wilshere plays for West Ham. #COYI
— ⚒️HammerandTalk⚒️ (@hammerandtalk) July 9, 2018
— Will Wren (@WillWren10) July 9, 2018