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Written by @daisylowex

The majority of our Claret & Blue army are full of excitement at the chance of Wilshere deal now close to agreeing a £100,000-a-week three year deal with the club, with Pellegrini reportedly promising the midfielder first-team football in East London.

Whilst there is doubt over Jack’s injury record, this is a unique chance to grab the England international, who will come into this season with more of a point to prove than ever after being left heartbroken when he was left out of Southgate’s squad to go to Russia.

Born into a family of West Ham fans, Jack understands the passion that comes with playing for our Working Mans club. Despite being linked with Turkish club Fenerbahce, Wilshere looks set to stay in London where he has a young family that will no doubt form friendships with the other players’ families.

The 26 year old midfielder is known for his movement, vision, passion & combinations and has been labelled by former gaffer Arsene Wenger as a footballer with “Spanish technique and an English Heart” . Jack is the type of player to assist the assist. Often described as a box-to-box player, more than just a holding midfielder, he turns defence into attack and some could say he doesn’t always get the credit he deserves for the goal he creates.

Wilshere may have an extensive injury record, but his ability to still play 38 games for Arsene Wenger’s side last season as they reached the Carabao Cup Final and the Europa League semi-final is nothing to look past. If Wilshere’s injury record was perfect there is no doubt he would be on his way to a Premier League giant this season. West Ham must make the most of this opportunity to develop a new and improved style of play, and create a club legend.

Wilshere has got the personality, the character and the quality to accept responsibility, to accept the pressure. I foresee a fantastic West Ham career for him. Once given his much needed chance to prove he is back to full fitness, I believe Jack has got the qualities to take over from Mark Noble as our next club captain.


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  • G Force
    8th July 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I welcome this signing. Although I don’t think he is the same Wilshire that was part of the England set up a few seasons ago, because injuries, which were mostly contact injuries, seem to have caused him to manage his game differently. He does not run with the ball as much as he once did However the passing and vision is still there and he is only 26 and a West Ham fan to boot. There is always a risk in signing a player with a bad injury record especially when we have others who are prone, but we really need a constructive midfielder, or perhaps more than one, if we are to provide the sort of football the fans want.