Jack Wilshere is on the search for first team minutes and, after a three-way battle for his signature between Roma, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, it’s the Cherries who landed their man.
SNAPSHOT: From arrival to signing, @JackWilshere is an #afcb player for the season! pic.twitter.com/XhPrbcLH8W
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) August 31, 2016
It’s certainly a bitter-sweet moment for fans of the midfielder, who was once touted as the future of English football.
Hart and Wilshere shipped out by their clubs. Former future of English football.
— Callum (@cal_thornhill) August 31, 2016
Wilshere has been the butt of many jokes throughout his injury-laden career.
I reckon Jack Wilshere got eight minutes into a free âTeach Yourself Italianâ app before sacking it in and joining Bournemouth, wbu
— Joel Golby (@joelgolby) August 31, 2016
But the move seems to make sense on more than one level…
Jack Wilshere has left Arsenal Football Club to join AFC Bournemouth. AFC here, AFC there. Elite mentality, Arsenal through and through.
— Arsenal (@AFCStatsman) August 31, 2016
Twitter is pretty confused about the whole thing. Is it really as big a step down as this guy thinks?
Bournemouth maybe a good choice in terms of style, but this is a big step down for Wilshere – no amount of âhe has to playâ changes that.
— arseblog (@arseblog) August 31, 2016
On the one hand…
It has to be a sign of progress when three Palace fans are in a pub wondering why we bothered with Wilshere! #CPFC
— Kevin Hunter Day (@kevinhunterday) August 31, 2016
Good luck to @JackWilshere be great to see him playing week in week out as he's a seriously quality player!! #DeadlineDay
— Matthew Hayward (@mhayward_32) August 31, 2016
Whether it’s a good move or not for Jack, there’s still a lot of love for the Arsenal man.
All the best mate, we still love you @JackWilshere
— Art Vandelay (@Gvzie) August 31, 2016
Good luck Jack, prove the doubters wrong!