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Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has criticised West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere ahead of the Hammers’ clash with Watford, per BBC Sport.
West Ham have yet to win a game in the Premier League this season, losing 5-0 to Manchester City in their first game of the campaign, prior to their 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.
Wilshere started both games but did not last the 90 minutes in either.
And Lawrenson, when giving his prediction for the encounter, which he believes Watford will win 2-1, has criticised the ex-Arsenal star.
He said: “Jack Wilshere has spent so long on the sidelines through injury and he doesn’t look up to it yet.
“Hopefully he can get back to his best but it will be interesting to see whether he starts again.”
Lawrenson is right.
Wilshere was signed on a free transfer last summer and struggled throughout the 2018/19 campaign.
He made just nine appearances, with four at the start of the campaign prior to an injury.
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Indeed, he completed the 90 minutes just three times and has yet to do so this time around, with Pellegrini hooking him at half-time against Brighton.
Once revered as an exciting talent during his time at Arsenal – he has also won 34 caps for England – he is now nearing the scrapheap; it is unlikely his time at the Hammers will end well.