England midfielder Jack Wilshere joined troops with West Ham United. He has signed a three-year deal with the East London club whom he supported as a boy. Last season, Wilshere played 20 league games for Arsenal, scoring just one goal. His contract with the Gunners expired this June. The midfielder will be leaving Arsenal after being with them for 10 years. During his stay at Arsenal, Wilshere played 197 matches across all competitions and scored 14 goals.
“It feels special. Many people know that I’ve had a special bond with this club growing up,” said Wilshere. “I’ve got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park.”
Wilshere will be traveling to Winterhur, Switzerland to join newly appointed manager Manuel Pellegrini and the squad at their pre-season training camp. From Switzerland, the club will be travelling back to England where they will play a friendly against Wycombe Wanderers at High Wycombe on Saturday.
Wilshere is The Hammers’ 5th signing in the transfer window after Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks and Sebastian Nebyla.