West Ham have finalised the signing of long-serving Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on a three-year deal.
Wilshere joins after leaving the North London club where he has spent 17-years at the club.
“It feels good, it feels special,” Wilshere told West Ham’s website. “Many people know that I’ve had a special bond with this club growing up.
“People will have seen the picture of me in a West Ham shirt and I’ve got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park. It feels good and of course my family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone’s buzzing.”
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Wilshere said there were various factors that influenced him to join the club.
“I think it was a number of things,” he said. “The manager [Manuel Pellegrini] being one and the way he wants to play and where he sees me playing.
“The fans, of course — everyone knows how big West Ham’s fanbase is — and especially in this new stadium. Not many clubs could fill it week in, week out, and West Ham do.”
Wilshere has been one of the favourite players for Arsene Wenger and after his departure from the Emirates Stadium has seen the England international star to follow the footsteps of his mentor.