Friday, 17 Augst 2018 | 02:59 WIB

Leaving Arsenal, Wilshere Joins West Ham

Jack Wilshere

LONDON, NNC - Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere joins West Ham United on a three-year contract, the English Premier League announced on Monday (7/9/2018).

Wilshere left Arsenal at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract, ending his 17-year-old together at the North London club, but the 26-year-old said he was happy to join the club he supported since childhood.

"It feels good, it feels special. Many people know that I have a special bond with this club,” Wilshere told the West Ham website.

"My family and some of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone cheers,” he added. Wilshere made his senior debut for Arsenal in 2008, making 197 appearances and winning the FA Cup twice - in 2014 and 2015

The combination of injury and loss of performance forced him to fight hard to secure a place in the first team and he spent the 2016-2017 season on loan at Bournemouth..

He was impressive on his return to Arsenal last season, but the international player who has 34 caps in the England squad could not force his way into the World Cup squad.

Wilshere will fly to Switzerland to join the new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini's side in their pre-season training camp in Bad Ragaz.

West Ham finished 13th in their last season. They will play the first game of the 2018-2019 season on 12 August in Liverpool, reported Antara.