Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal after Arsenal exit

GETTYWest Ham transfer news Andriy Yarmolenko has interested the Hammers

GETTYWest Ham transfer news Andriy Yarmolenko has interested the Hammers

West Ham have confirmed the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

The midfielder left Arsenal after his deal expired at the end of June and new coach Unai Emery could not promise him a place in the first XI.

"I've got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park", Wilshere told the club's official website.

"I think I must have been about six or seven, my whole family were West Ham fans, I was a West Ham fan, still have a soft spot for them of course".

In a conversation with the West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini the midfielder now looks set to stay in England by signing a three-year contract worth £100,000 per week.

Wilshere, who supported West Ham as a boy, will now fly out to Switzerland to join his new team-mates on their pre-season training camp in Bad Ragaz.

Wilshere said there were various factors that influenced him to join the club.

Pellegrini added: "Most importantly, he is hungry to play for West Ham, and determined to reproduce the level of performance that he has shown in the past".

Jack Wilshere says he is delighted to have completed a move to West Ham and revealed the key role new boss Manuel Pellegrini played in convincing him to switch allegiances.

Michail Antonio is one of three players West Ham United are prepared to offload if the right offer is made, according to a report.

Wilshere's leadership skills have been recognised by some of football's biggest characters, as the England worldwide wore the armband many times for Arsenal during his tenure there.

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