Report: Midfielder’s season may be over

Jack Wilshere’s season may well be over after just 339 minutes of match action.

According to the Mail the four games in which he has been involved may be it as far as the £100k a week midfielder is concerned.

He has still not properly recovered from surgery he received to correct a problem in his ankle back in September and his chances of being involved any further are decreasing dramatically.

According to the Mail the “optimistic” forecast for a return would be between six and eight weeks butthat fears are growing it’s over for the season.

ClaretandHugh says: “There is absolutely no doubt that Jack Wilshere on a three year deal was a huge mistake. Manuel Pellegrini has made very few since arriving at the club but this was a decision which will haunt him. Wilshere’s name had been linked with the Hammers for months before the new manager finally gave the thumbs up to the deal and it was one that was greeted with big doubts among the fans and club insiders who had wanted to offer just one year at the very best. I guess it seemed a reasonable gamble to the boss as Wilshere had completed over 30 games for Arsenal the previous season but as is the case when it comes to the Hammers and injuries, the wheels have now fallen off in a big way. Jack has everybody’s sympathy including ours and we really hope he can make a full recovery but we have to say it was far too big a risk to complete this deal and with Nasri and Lanzini  in the squad we believe his chances would be limited anyway when both are fully fit., 

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8 comments on “Report: Midfielder’s season may be over

  1. If there is any decency in football he would tear up his contract. A terrible signing and an atrocious waste of money. Will only ever be in the team if Pelle feels he has to justify his signing to the board.

  2. I look at the injury ‘league table’ on physioroom.com now & again. The thing that strikes me is not just that we are nearly always in the top 4 (often top) but that we seem to have far more long term injuries. Last time I looked we were second with about 7 or 8. There were some other teams on about the same but their ‘return times’ were mostly 2/3 weeks. Most of ours were months. Several, like Reid, Yarmolenko, Lanzini had already been out for months. Just bad luck? Season after season? A mystery…

    • I know what you mean 64.
      West ham said a lot of the injuries were due to the state of the pitches at chadwell heath and when we move to rush green there will be an improvement.That hasn’t happened.
      A mystery yes indeed!

  3. We are currently ‘top’ with eleven!!! Second place has ‘only’ seven. At least there is one thing we can win…..

  4. Wilshere should never have been signed based on his injury record.

  5. If and I say if, heaven help west ham Rice gets a knock or injured, we will need an experienced cover in the midfield as well as Noble and Obiang? I suggest West Ham delve in the free transfer market in wake of the reports we were after Medal, but could not make that happen??? My suggestion is Cabaye , not to old and played in the premiership, would it be worth a punt ?

  6. Hodgsonbsays he knew nothing about the Batshuyai transfer. He went bed thinking no more transfers & by the time he woke up the deal was done! So they overcame all the problems we had obviously. Maybe they have been mugged off. Somebody has…. Perhaps he won’t score a goal, who knows?

  7. Ha ha ha another day and another bit of positive news – at least we have got a stuffing from Liverpool to look forward to…my God

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