Jack Wilshere has signed for Bournemouth on a season-long loan deal.
The England international is understood to have pushed for the move with a view to getting his career back on track with regular first team football.
As has been well documented, the 24-year-old has struggled with injuries since breaking into the Gunners first team in 2008, making only 25 appearances in the two campaigns prior to this.
Wilshere is the fouth player to leave Arsenal on loan during the transfer window. Wojciech Szczesny, Joel Campbell and Calum Chambers will also spend the year away from the Emirates, while Serge Gnabry made a permanent move to Werder Bremen earlier today.
Wilshere turned down the chance to go to Crystal Palace (good decision), and reportedly was keen on a move to Roma to meet up with old pal Wojciech Szczesny, but Arsenal rejected the Italian side’s approach for the midfielder.
Arseblog News wishes Jack all the best at Dean Court – and working with a progressive young manager like Eddie Howe is far preferable to Alan Pardew.
Let’s hope he gets the game time he needs and comes back even stronger next season.