West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered yet another ankle injury – which have dogged his career for years – and could be set to spend the next three months on the sideline, as reported by The Telegraph.
The 26-year-old joined the Hammers this summer on a free transfer having seen his contract with Arsenal expire after ten seasons in the first team set up in North London. The prospect of a lack of starts under new manager Unai Emery ultimately saw Wilshere leave the Gunners in favour of a switch to the London Stadium.
Wilshere started the first four Premier League games of the new season for West Ham, so this latest injury must come as a real blow. It will also provide some real selection headaches for manager Manuel Pellegrini, who still looks to be struggling to work out his best starting XI.
Meanwhile, plenty of West Ham fans have reacted to the news in a variety of ways. Whilst some are sure Wilshere will be greatly missed, others feel that his absence could be a blessing in disguise given his fairly sub-par performances so far.
Here’s a look at some of the reaction…
Hopefully it’s not like Carroll it’s only a slight injury 4 months later he’s a most fit…
— West Ham Hub (@WHUFC_HUB) 14 September 2018
Personally I would have dropped Jack if he has been fit so I’m ok with this
— Richard Knott (@RichardKnott2) 14 September 2018
I Must be the only person annoyed at the fact Jack Wilshere is out injured……
— Ollie (@Ollie_WHUFC) 14 September 2018
@TheTwoMikes Wilshere being out isn’t the worst news ever. He isn’t pull up trees and he doesn’t look like he’s bothered about that. West Ham’s issues go beyond the mgr, the fans & the players. The owners have set the tone in the org. and the malaise trickles down.
— petermcc (@grelch) 14 September 2018
I don’t think Wilshere’s retirement is a problem right now. He’s not fit, he’s way too slow and he’s slowing down the game overall.
— Andreas P. (@hobbes2208) 14 September 2018
Jack Wilshere missing Sunday’s game to injury, Chicha also likely to miss out due to illness.
Both big losses imo. Chicha is someone who can come off the bench if we need something, and Jack is our best midfielder so obviously a big loss. #WHUFC
— Frankie Levin (@FrankWHUFC) 14 September 2018