West Ham made a pretty poor start to the season as they slumped to four defeats in their first four league games of the season but following the international break, the Hammers beat Everton and most recently held Man U to a draw.
Over the summer, West Ham spent heavily as they looked to rejuvenate a squad that underachieved massively last year. The east London club broke their transfer record twice in the transfer window and also signed free agent Jack Wilshere.
The former Arsenal man missed the club’s last two games and coincidentally the Hammers looked much better as Manuel Pellegrini opted to use a 4-3-3 formation. With Declan Rice at the base, and Pedro Obiang and Mark Noble either side of him, the young midfielder was given adequate protection and provided the team with a strong base to attack from.
Following the draw, Sky Sport’s pundit, Tony Cascarino spoke of his surprise at West Ham for signing Jack Wilshere and labelled him as a “vanity signing”.
Although West Ham have improved over the last two games, it’s still too early to say that the Hammers have turned the corner. Moreover, it’s unfair to criticise Wilshere when for most of the early part of the season he was not only playing in a team whereby Manuel Pellegrini hadn’t discovered his best XI but also out of a position.
While it remains to be seen where Wilshere will be played in the future, it’s too early to write him off just because West Ham have finally managed to pick up some points.
What do you think West Ham fans?
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