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Wilshere has a moan up at Hammers

Jack Wilshere says he had to leave West Ham because he couldn’t face the prospect of another year on the sidelines with no hope of playing.

Wilshere’s Hammers contract was terminated by mutual consent on transfer deadline day, bringing an end to an unhappy two-year spell at the club he supported as a boy.

The 28-year-old made just 19 appearances after leaving Arsenal in 2018.  Speaking to BBC Sport, Wilshere outlined the frustrations of recent months that led to his  unhappy Hammers exit .

The reality of his comments is that he’s having a moan up about the manager’s decision not to use him despite him having worked so hard to get himself fit. Boo hoo. That really is pretty pathetic.

It’s always embarrassing when a player starts to blame others. It’s unprofessional and to start whinging to the media and attempting to show himself in a good light is just sad.

Maybe it didn’t occur to him that after earnings millions and getting huge pay off at times when in the real world people are losing their jobs, David Moyes came to the conclusion he wasn’t up to it anymore!

“People will say what they want and footballers get paid well, but there is nothing more draining and saps your confidence more than when you know you are not going to play, that no matter what you do in training, or what the other players are doing, even if you lose 3-0, you are not going to get an opportunity. I didn’t want to be around that and in that environment.”

“Last season, when I came back after lockdown, having worked so hard to get back to a good level of fitness and was training every day, it just didn’t feel like my opportunity was ever going to come. And, of course, it didn’t.

“I didn’t like it but we were in the middle of a relegation battle so I understood the team had to come first.

“But when we came back for pre-season, it was the same again. I thought everyone would be given a fresh chance and a clean slate to impress but it never happened for me.”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

8 comments on “Wilshere has a moan up at Hammers

  1. Not as disappointing as his injuries and record of games.
    Even when he was fit he looked so far off the pace.
    Just shows there isn’t another mug club around to give him the contract we did, don’t see anyone else jumping at the chance, if it’s not Money go and play league 1 or championship.
    Everyone knows his legs have gone.
    Fortunately Moyes isn’t a mug.

  2. Ha, says it all right there, even when he was fit he couldn’t get a game, fitness wasn’t the problem, talent was, any he had dissappeared long before he joined the hammers, good riddance to a waste of space that should never have been signed in the first place, let’s leave the arsenal rejects alone in future & that includes Ozil.

  3. He seems to forget that Arsenal were done with him too.

  4. i fail to see where the “moan up” is. everything he said seemed perfectly logical to me. he wasn’t really given the chance to get into the match day squad and said he understood the team comes first. he wants to play football so he had to leave. your “boo hoo” comment is the most childish thing i’ve read on this site in the 5 years i’ve been coming here for reliable information and balanced opinion pieces. sounds a lot like the ‘moaniest’ of our supporter base at their worst. very disappointong. you can do much better than this.

  5. I wonder whos place he thought he should take? He wouldn’t get within shooting range of this current team. How long would it have been before he was back in the treatment room. Back on the sick list, sucking his wages out for doing f*** all. Talk about thick. It’s us who should be having a moan.

  6. just came back to this post and found my comment has been deleted. no swearing, no slagging anyone off. perhaps you just didn’t.lime the fact i criticised your post. the first time ever. perhaps i should praise the owners and you’ll leave my comment up. 👎

  7. He was given more than one chance and unfortunately in modern football you have to hit the ground running which didn’t happen-only showed rare glimpses of his talent.

  8. I think it speaks volumes that Bournemouth (where he had a loan spell) didn’t want him when he left Arsenal

    Iit often happens that when a new manager comes in then he may decide he likes some players and doesn’t fancy others for the team. The only way to avoid that is to play out of your skin every week so that the manager who bought you doesn’t get fired

    Unfortunately Wiltshire couldn’t do that

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