Arsenal fans have known for ages that Jack Wilshere was set to leave Arsenal, and only soome idiots thought that he would really move to Fenerbahce in Turkey when he is a London boy through and through.
Jack and his whole family were West Ham fans from when he was a kid, so it is little surprise that if he left Arsenal he would go back to his roots and join his local club. He was not guaranteed playing time at Arsenal by Unai Emery so it is a good move for him to try and get regular football at the Hammers. Jack himself is very happy about it. “It feels good, it feels special,” Wilshere said on West Ham’s official website. “Many people know that I’ve had a special bond with this club growing up.
“People will have seen the picture of me in a West Ham shirt and I’ve got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park. It feels good and of course my family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone’s buzzing.”
AWhen asked why he chose West Ham, Wilshere replied: “I think it was a number of things, the manager being one and the way he wants to play and where he sees me playing.
“The fans, of course – everyone knows how big West Ham’s fanbase is – and especially in this new Stadium. Not many clubs could fill it week in, week out, and West Ham do.
“I want to be playing here in front of the Hammers, and my bond I’ve had with the Club over my childhood will make it even more special.”
We all knew that he wouldn’t leave London, and hopefully everything will work out for him. At least he will play regularly, which he would never get at Arsenal. We will give him a great welcome when he comes to the Emirates and gets beaten 4-0!