Bournemouth have confirmed the signing of England midfielder Jack Wilshere on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal.

Arsenal made Wilshere available on loan towards the end of the transfer window after it became clear that the 24-year-old would struggle to get into Arsene Wenger’s side this season.

And after a couple of days of speculation surrounding his future, Wilshere decided to join Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The midfielder will be looking to prove himself again with the Cherries, and play regular first team football at the Vitality.

Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake has expressed his delight at capturing Wilshere’s signature, and is confident that the midfielder is an exciting addition to Howe’ squad.


"Jack is a fantastic addition to the club", Blake told the club’s official website.

"He is a player that needs no introduction and one that, quite rightly, our supporters will be excited to see in a Bournemouth shirt.

"He will bring a wealth of international and Premier League experience, so we are delighted to be able to welcome a player of his calibre to the club."

The midfielder’s primary concern will be to remain fit for the rest of the season, and play regular football at Bournemouth.

Despite his talent, Wilshere has struggled with fitness over the seasons and made just three appearances for the Gunners last term.