Date: 31st August 2016 at 9:33pm
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AFC Bournemouth have completed one of the biggest coup`s in the clubs history by completing the season long loan signing of Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Throughout ‘Transfer Deadline Day’ the biggest story of the day had been a potential temporary move for 24 year old Wilshere, who only a few days before had looked set to remain at Arsenal where he has made 159 appearances, scoring 12 goals.

Wilshere came through the youth system at Arsenal and has lifted the FA Cup on two occasions and has worked his way into the England set-up where he has won 34 international caps (scoring twice).

He made his England debut at the age of 18 and has represented England at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2016 UEFA European Championships in France.

According to Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew, Wilshere became available for a loan move in recent days and various reports suggested that over 20 clubs had made an enquiry to sign him.

On Wednesday morning it was looking like he was going to Crystal Palace, then during mid-morning AFC Bournemouth became the favourites to sign Wilshere according to the bookmakers.

But at lunch time the first of two Italian clubs made a move, the first was Roma, the second was AC Milan.

But whilst a move to two of Italy’s famous clubs must have been attractive, according to Sky Sports, he was convinced that for footballing reasons a move to Eddie Howe`s AFC Bournemouth was the better move for his career.

AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told

‘Jack is a fantastic addition to the club, He is a player that needs no introduction and one that, quite rightly, our supporters will be excited to see in a Bournemouth shirt.

‘He will bring a wealth of international and Premier League experience, so we are delighted to be able to welcome a player of his calibre to the club.’

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“This deal also tells me plenty about how the club and Eddie are now viewed on a premier league /world wide stage.Join the conversation here.

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