By Dominic Toner
Jack Wilshere has joined Bournemouth – and Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to mock the midfielder.
Arsenal confirmed on their website on Wednesday night that the midfielder has joined the Premier League side for the rest of the 2016-17 season.
Wilshere, 24, has completed the move in the search of regular first-team football and should be given that by Eddie Howe at the Vitality Stadium.
The central midfielder has made 34 appearances for England in his career so far, but was omitted from Sam Allardyce’s first squad since being named the national team manager.
Tottenham supporters took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock the move of Wilshere to a club who ended a long spell in the lower leagues when they were promoted to the Premier League last season.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
— Yiddo_1976 (@RoybaldwinS) August 31, 2016
— Rich Pell (@MightyDontKneel) August 31, 2016
— Brian Kenny (@THFC29) August 31, 2016
— Antonio (@Antonio_Kon) August 31, 2016
Wilshere to Bournemouth ??? wow
— Max Gilbert (@MAX_THFC) August 31, 2016
Remember when Wilshere was the next big thing?? Enjoy your loan spell at Bournemouth ?? @JackWilshere
— B@DGE® (@benleeosler) August 31, 2016
— David Francis (@Davetherave_158) August 31, 2016
Spurs were just pipped to second place in the Premier League last campaign by rivals Arsenal, after competing with Leicester for the business end of the season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s currently have five points to Arsenal’s four after just three games of the new season.
Wilshere will now compete with Bournemouth’s current midfielders Dan Gosling, Harry Arter and Andrew Surman to land a place in the starting XI.
Howe’s team are well known for their fluent passing and possession-based football, something that Wilshere has experienced for years at Arsenal since graduating from the club’s academy.
Bournemouth comfortably avoided relegation last season despite being favourites for the drop and are now trying to establish themselves in the top-flight.
They 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.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Stan Collymore has given his verdict on the club’s new signing.