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Done Deal: Jack Wilshere Leaves Arsenal On Season-Long Loan

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has left the club on a season-loan deal, the club has today confirmed.

The England international will remain in the Premier League with AFC Bournemouth, having agreed to join the Cherries this evening.

Wilshere was made available for loan by the Gunners earlier this week in a bid to get more first team football under his belt.

That said, this transfer had a hint of drama to it.

The 24-year-old had a wide range of clubs to choose from in both England and wider Europe (in fact, some sources stated that as many as 22 clubs were in for him), and was reported last night to be weighing up firm offers from five clubs – namely, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Watford, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.

Having met Alan Pardew and Eddie Howe in London yesterday, Wilshere had appeared to favour a move to the Vitality Stadium, but Roma’s incresed interest turned his head at the last minute.

Wilshere himself agreed terms with the Giallrossi before Arsenal, as reported by the BBC.

However, Arsenal rejected the offer from Roma, which the BBC claim was down to the Italian side’s demeanour during discussions over the possible transfer of defender Kostas Manolas, leaving Wilshere to join his initial first choice.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Chuba Akpom was hoping to go on loan also, but it looks like he will be staying at the Emirates. So too, apparently, will Mathieu Debuchy – the French international is set to stay and fight for his place despite having no involvement in Arsenal’s season so far.

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