Jack Wilshere has completed his move to West Ham, the club have confirmed.
The Englishman has signed on a three-year contract after departing Arsenal as a free agent following 17 years at the club.
Wilshere was shown the door by new boss Unai Emery after the Spaniard informed him he was not part of his plans for the forthcoming season.
The 26-year-old midfielder, who has won 34 caps for England, becomes Manuel Pellegrini’s fourth summer signing following the arrivals of Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianski and Ryan Fredericks, another player out of contract.
Arsenal’s former star will now be pushing to return to the England side after missing out on the World Cup squad this summer.
Wilshere, who supported West Ham as a boy, joined Arsenal at the age of nine. He made 197 appearances for the Gunners, 38 of which came last season – his best total since 2013-14 – and said it was always his intention, until contractual discussions with Emery, to remain an Arsenal player.