By Dominic Toner
Jack Wilshere is close to completing a season-long loan move to Bournemouth, according to a reliable journalist.
Sky Sports’ chief sports reporter Bryan Swanson has revealed on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon that the Arsenal midfielder is on his way to Bournemouth to complete a switch to Eddie Howe’s side.
Swanson has explained that the 24-year-old will sign for the Cherries for the whole of the 2016-17 season.
We’re told Jack Wilshere travelling to Bournemouth to finalise season-long loan. Rejected Crystal Palace, Roma & AC Milan. More on #SSNHQ
— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) August 31, 2016
Wilshere is said to have had offers from Roma and AC Milan but has opted to reject the Italian big hitters to remain in English football.
Crystal Palace were also firmly interested in the central midfielder but the Arsenal academy graduate is now set to sign with Bournemouth.
Howe’s team have endured a torrid start to the new Premier League season, picking up just one point from their first three league games.
Arsene Wenger is keen to give Wilshere a taste of regular football and will be able to keep a close eye on his progress as the midfielder remains in the Premier League.
He has an extensive injury record dating back to 2009 when he suffered the first of many serious ankle injuries.
Despite having a minor knee injury in pre-season, Wilshere has recovered to be on the substitute’s bench for each of Arsenal’s three Premier League matches this season.
He has played 37 minutes, including the last 20 of Saturday’s 3-1 win at Watford, but has slipped behind Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey in the pecking order for central midfield places at Emirates Stadium.
The former Bolton loanee has been sidelined throughout his career for 890 days, missing out on 154 matches for the Gunners.
In other Arsenal transfer news, the club’s winger is set to to complete medical a move to a Bundesliga side.