When Jack Wilshere signed for West Ham summer, injuries were expected to plague his season, and yet here we are in that exact situation and we’re all surprised as normal.
If there ever was a player whose career has been hampered at every possible turn for injuries, it’s Wilshere. The once golden boy of English football has gone from a potential world-class playmaker to just another Premier League midfielder, and after leaving his boyhood club Arsenal for free last year, things haven’t got better for the midfielder.
After just four appearances for the Hammers, an ankle injury kept the 27-year-old out of first-team football up until December, and after a five-minute cameo against Newcastle, Wilshere yet again suffered a set-back with injury, this time to his other ankle, and has been out of first-team football ever since.
Wilshere is reportedly back in training now, though, and is set to feature for the U-23 side in the not too distant future, and for the talented midfielder, he has to make the most out of the remaining few weeks of the season if he is to earn a spot back in the Hammers starting XI.
There’s no question that when he is fit Wilshere is a player who can easily slot into Manuel Pellegrini’s first-team, but with West Ham braced for a massive summer dipping into the transfer market, the midfielder has to be given that reassurance that his position is not in jeopardy and that he is in the Chilean’s plans for next season.
It’s been another season of injury problems for Wilshere, but with the former Arsenal man returning for the final few games, it is up to him to push himself back into the first-team and assert himself as a vital member of the starting XI.
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