Agence France-Presse

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has rejoined Bournemouth on a short-term contract until the conclusion of this season.

Bournemouth confirmed Wilshere’s signing on their official website on Monday.

“Jack Wilshere has rejoined Bournemouth on a deal until the end of the season,” the club stated.

“Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Wilshere has been training with the first-team squad to maintain fitness after he left the Hammers in October.

“The England midfielder, 29, previously made 27 appearances for the Cherries during a season-long loan from Arsenal in the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.

“Wilshere is eligible to be part of the Bournemouth squad for Tuesday’s Championship game at Derby County.”

Speaking on his move to the Championship side, Wilshere said: ”From the minute I walked through the door three weeks ago, it felt natural and like I had never been away.


“I know a lot of the players and staff here and I’m pleased they allowed me to train initially, and then it just went from, there.

“I’ve been impressed by the coaching staff, the way they work and the ambitions of the club to get back in the Premier League.

“We all share the same ambitions and I’m looking forward to playing my part in helping achieve those.”

And according to Bournemouth’s manager Jason Tindall in a chat with BBC Radio Solent:”We’re delighted to get it agreed,” Bournemouth manager.

“There’s no doubting Jack’s quality. In his own words, he feels he’s got ‘unfinished business’ here and he was a huge part of our most successful time.

“I’ve been really pleased with what I’ve seen since he’s been training with us.”

Wilshere arrives at a Bournemouth side who are third in the table and four points off second-placed Swansea.

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