A number of players have stood out for West Ham United this season, but one man who just hasn’t been able to get going is Jack Wilshere.
The Englishman joined the Hammers following the expiry of his contract at Arsenal, and big things were expected of the midfielder following his many injury problems at the Emirates Stadium over the years.
Unfortunately for Wilshere it’s been the same old story throughout 2018/19, with ankle issues limiting him to just six Premier League appearances.
Wilshere returned to first-team action against Leicester City on Saturday, and will now simply be hoping to make it through to the end of the season unscathed.
He likely will not be able to show too much of his best though having been out for so long, but it’s next season West Ham will be hoping their gamble finally pays off.
Wilshere was signed for no transfer fee, but he is on a huge £100,000-a-week (The Daily Mail) contract and so far they have nothing really to show from their investment.
Providing he can stay fit, Manuel Pellegrini will need Wilshere to find his best form next year, with Mark Noble not getting any younger.
The club captain has played a lot of games this term and surely will not be able to manage the same workload in 2019/20.
Wilshere is entering his prime years now, and he needs to be giving West Ham something back for the huge weekly wage he is on.