Jack Wilshere has revealed that a conversation with Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe swayed his decision to sign for the club. Wilshere joined the South Coast side on a season-long loan deal on Deadline Day.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere had no shortage of suitors when the club announced that he was available for loan. It was thought that AS Roma and Crystal Palace were both close to agreeing a deal for the Englishman but Wilshere opted for Bournemouth instead. The South Coast side announced the deal on Deadline Day and the Arsenal man took to Twitter to explain his reasoning.
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) September 1, 2016
“I’m delighted to have joined Bournemouth on a season long loan” Wilshere said “and would like to thank everyone at the club for making me feel so welcome.
“I had a good chat with the manager and feel sure that this is the best place for me to play and develop this season.
“I am looking forward to working hard every day with the coaching staff and my new teammates to help the club achieve success on the pitch. Thanks for all your support.”
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It was certainly a surprising move but one which should ultimately pay off for all parties. Bournemouth have gotten an exceptional player for a season, the player will get some much-needed game time, and Arsenal will hopefully have a fitter, stronger Jack Wilshere back next season.