Hammers make minds up on Wilshere


Slaven Bilic wants to bring in a new midfielder but Jack Wilshere is not currently on the Irons agenda.

Jack_Wilshere_warm_up_-_12_Feb_2014_(cropped)The 25 year old has been regularly linked with the Irons this season but he is not in their minds given the problems they have with injury prone players.

Whilst the Arsenal and former England man seems something of a “natural” as the club look for a creative midfielder he has been ruled off the list of candidates because of an injury record which almost surpasses Andy Carroll’s.

A hairline crack in his calf bone saw him miss the end of last season and was off the pitch for the entire 2015/16 season having suffered the same injury..

Wilshere’s full injury history can be viewed at and demonstrates why the Irons are unwilling to invest in a player who has been linked with them for much of the season.

Bilic knows he needs another creative operator but will need to see Robert Snodgrass offloaded as the board keep an eye on the FFP regulations given the soaring wage bill.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • kevin says:

    Right decision ; we can do without another injury prone player . Whilst we need a Fit AC & DS we don’t need more on a potential list of casualties . Ayew was a dodgy signing as well .
    Swansea knew he was crocked ( or at least not 100% ) in my opinion , but we bought him anyway . Just as well we changed our medical staff . Here’s hoping we can keep a fit squad this season if we are to challenge for a top six berth . Reckon we are in for a surprise or two before the window slams shut ., I mean finally shut , not the

  • kevin says:

    We must keep Lanzini no matter what the £’s . Bugger off Liverpool .

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    Not the ——__———–:::::——— you had a condor moment didn’t you kev 😂😂
    That’s for the oldies 😉

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    Ffp, 😯 we’ve only spent 2 Bob and let 48 players go ffs 😎
    Over the top of my nut ?

  • master says:

    FFP = FAKE

  • JRS says:

    Check out Adrians Goal at cup

    Maybe put him in Midfield
    No to Wilshere Ryad, Max Arnold and Brighton getting a Deal on Davy Proper 10 goals 9 assists should be hijacking him.
    Fee agreed for Montenegro 18 yo Starlet Seat from Hamster coming for Talks and Medical

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    Still using the ENIGMA machine JRS 😂😂

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    There is no point paying for a player with his injury record, Arsenal should give him a free transfer rather than asking for £20m for him (if any believe that is true), on a free transfer with an adapted contract to take into account his injuries it would be a good move, one thing to remember is that even when fit he struggled to get into Bournemouth’s first eleven so there must be something going on behind the scenes with him and his attitude to training.

    • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

      Arsenal , free , not a chance in hell 😎 jenks at 10mill to buy and2 years @ 4 mill loan + wages , which backfired when they gave him a new contract, now they can’t give him away
      And he wants to see out his contract !! Greedy club ! Keep poppodom mark 2 , or in other words ,poke him up you’re jacksy 😈

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