West Ham have had a tough start to the season this year as they remain winless and the only team in the league without a point.
Realistically, however, after such an overhaul of players over the summer and the arrival of a new manager, it was always going to take time for the team to bed into a new style. Unfortunately for the Hammers, their task of finally recording a win doesn’t look like it’s going to get much easier as they face Everton, Manchester United, Chelsea, Spurs and Leicester City within their next seven games.
And it’s going to get even tougher for Manuel Pellegrini as according to the Daily Mail, Jack Wilshere is in a battle to be fit for their game against the Toffees tomorrow.
Signed on a free over the summer following the expiration of his Arsenal contract, Wilshere hasn’t had the best of starts to his West Ham career. Pellegrini has played him further forward as a 10 but also further back at the base in the midfield where he’s really struggled.
Although he might not have been at his best, losing the midfielder is still a huge loss to the Hammers. With Mark Noble also seemingly struggling to keep his place, the midfield options for Pellegrini aren’t exactly plentiful.
Moreover, the former City boss will be hoping that Wilshere’s injury isn’t a recurrence of the same problem he had during his time at Arsenal. If it is, West Ham could be in for a long season.
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