West Ham have confirmed the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.
The Hammers announced the news on Monday afternoon, keeping the England international in the Premier League (and in London) on a three-year deal.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 9, 2018
It was confirmed last month that Wilshere would be leaving Arsenal, having spent his entire career there to date, after discussions with new manager Unai Emery. Talks over a new contract had been progressing for a number of months, but it was said to be a lack of assurances over regular playing time that convinced Wilshere to leave the Emirates.
He becomes the latest recruit in what looks set to be a significant summer of investment for West Ham and new manager Manuel Pellegrini. Lukasz Fabianski and Issa Diop have already arrived through the London Stadium doors for a combined cost of £29m, and there are strong reports that the £40m acquisition of Lazio’s Felipe Anderson and a £17m deal for Dortmund forward Andriy Yarmolenko in the very near future.
Among Wilshere’s first objectives at his new club will be to play his way back into the England squad, having missed out on the 23-man panel for the World Cup in Russia this summer.