Irons happy to snare Wilshere

10 July 2018 01:15:43 GMTPlus11

West Ham believe they have signed a player who can 'make a real difference' in snapping up former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on a three-year contract.

The 26-year-old had spent the whole of his career to date with the Gunners, before deciding against signing a new deal this summer and opting to move on for a fresh challenge.

On the biggest stage he has shown that he has game-changing abilities.

Mario Husillos

And the Hammers are pleased to have got their man, with director of football Mario Husillos telling the club's official website: "Manuel (Pellgrini) and I identified him as a target as soon as we joined the club and we are delighted to have succeeded in securing his signature above a number of other teams.

"Jack is a player with vast experience and quality at the highest level, having played all of his career in the Premier League.

"On the biggest stage he has shown that he has game-changing abilities, as well as having the creativity and intelligence to make a real difference to our squad.

"He is a passionate man and has shown winning characteristics throughout his career."

As well as making nearly 200 appearances for Arsenal during his time with the club, Wilshere has also won 34 senior caps for England, having made his debut against Hungary in August 2010.

Wilshere is the fourth major arrival at the London Stadium so far this summer, with goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski having joined from Swansea City, while defenders Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks have arrived from Toulouse and Fulham respectively.

The Irons are priced at 2.75 to finish in the top half of the Premier League table next season and are available at 1.44 to finish in the bottom half.

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