West Ham United have announced the signing of Jack Wilshere on a free transfer.
“It feels good, it feels special,” he told the club's official website.
“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. My family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone’s buzzing.”
He has made 165 Premier League appearances since his debut for Arsenal in 2008/09, scoring eight goals and providing 17 assists.
His first goal in the PL was against the Hammers in March 2010 while on loan at Bolton Wanderers.
Wilshere will hope to play in West Ham’s first match of the 2018/19 Premier League season at Liverpool on Sunday, 12 August.
He will also already be looking ahead to Matchweek 3 when his new club visit his old as Manuel Pellegrini's side visit Emirates Stadium on Saturday, 25 August.