Arsenal has sent midfielder Jack Wilshere on loan to fellow Premier League club AFC Bournemouth to secure that he gets regular playing time.
The 24-year-old central midfielder has been struggling with injuries for large parts of his career. He came back late last season from an injury and managed to get a spot on England’s roster for Euro 2016, despite only making three appearances for Arsenal. Bournemouth, who finished 16th last season as newcomers, are delighted to have Wilshere join the club.
“Jack is a fantastic addition to the club,” chief executive Neill 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.”
Wilshere, who has been capped 34 times, was left out of new England manager Sam Allardyce’s first squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, and with stiff competition on his position at Arsenal, it was decided that he would be available for loan. Bournemouth reportedly beat out clubs like Crystal Palace and Serie A side Roma for Wilshere.
Bournemouth sits in 19th place with just one point after three games after a draw and two losses. Wilshere could make his debut for the Cherries at home against West Bromwich Albion after the international break.