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Transfer Flashback: Jack Wilshere

Transfer Flashback: Jack Wilshere

West Ham signed former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on a free transfer this summer after a 17 year association with the club.

Wilshere became an Arsenal regular as a teenager, but has had one of the most injury-ravaged careers in recent history. The player was subject huge spells on the sidelines, including missing an entire season at one stage.

However, many believed that he would be one of the best midfielders on the planet when he was younger. Sadly that has been curtailed somewhat, but many still see him as a highly talented midfielder. Certainly that is how many of the West Ham fans saw it when they signed him.

Fans as the London Stadium hoped that the 26-year-old could put his injuries past him and become a mainstay for The Hammers, a club who he supported as a boy.

Nonetheless, there were still some that were sceptical about this signing, citing the player’s injury-prone nature as a huge negative and a burden on the wage bill.

This is what the fans had to say:

Some fans were slightly more negative:

Three months into his tenure with The Irons, and the slightly more negative fans are being proven right. Wilshere is injured again.

The midfielder injured his ankle in September and required surgery. He return is imminent, but no one knows how long that will be for.

However, since suffering his injury, West Ham have seen a resurgence after a truly hapless start to their season. This may be a coincidence, it may not be, but surely some fans are starting to think that the team are better without the former Arsenal man.

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