Before this summer, if we had told you that Jack Wilshere will end up at Bournemouth, you’d have told us we were liars.
However, that is the case as the Arsenal midfielder has left the Emirates and joined the south coast club on a season-long loan.
As soon as clubs realised that the 24-year-old was available on a temporary basis there were plenty of interested parties.
Wilshere may have only played three matches last season after missing almost the entire campaign with a leg injury but there is no denying his true qualities.
In fact, the Daily Mail reported that there were 22 clubs interested in the talented playmaker, with Italian giants Roma and AC Milan enquiring about his availability.
So, why has Wilshere chosen to join Bournemouth out of all of the possible destinations?
Well, Arsenal fans think they know.
With Arsene Wenger entering his final year of his contract at Arsenal, many Gooners are hoping that he’s replaced next summer.
They’ve been putting two and two together and claim that Wilshere is moving to Bournemouth to convince Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe to replace Wenger at the north London club next season.
Check out some of their reaction:
After snubbing a move to Italy, the two Premier League clubs that seemed most interested were Crystal Palace and Bournemouth.
On Tuesday, Wilshere’s representatives met with both Palace boss Alan Pardew and Howe and it seems as though the Cherries convinced them that the Vitality Stadium would be the ideal destination for Wilshere.
Whether Wilshere has a long-term future at the north London club remains to be seen but some Arsenal fans seem desperate that, when Wilshere does return, he brings Howe with him.
Time will tell but first, Wilshere must concentrate on playing regular first-team football in the Premier League as he attempts to resurrect his career.