Jack Wilshere ‘ready’ for West Ham start following injury problems

Another injury-plagued season for Wilshere

West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere could make his first start since September when the Hammers face off against Watford this weekend.

As we’ve seen so often, Wilshere’s season has been plagued by injury.

After signing from Arsenal on a free transfer, Wilshere was expected to kick on and impress with West Ham.

Instead, it’s been much of the same bad luck for the midfielder.

Wilshere got injured all the way back in September against Wolves, but returned to first-team action in December.

However, he only played five minutes against Newcastle before undergoing surgery on his ankle problem.

Wilshere returned to action again against Leicester last month, making a five-minute cameo.

The midfielder then played 22 minutes against Southampton in West Ham’s last outing.

Now, Wilshere could be set for his first start since September against Watford this weekend.

PRESTON, ENGLAND – JULY 21: Jack Wilshere of West Ham United during the Pre-Season Friendly between Preston North End and West Ham United at Deepdale on July 21, 2018 in Preston, England. (Photo b Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

“Jack is ready to start” – Pellegrini

Speaking in his press conference today, West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Wilshere is ready to start the game this weekend.

While he didn’t confirm if Wilshere would start, the Argentine praised the midfielder for his performance last week.

‘Jack is ready to start and he will be involved in the squad list. When he came on in the last game he did very well,’ Pellegrini explained, as quoted by the Mail.

While it’s no consolation for his problems this season, 90 minutes under Wilshere’s belt before the campaign ends would be great for the Englishman.


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Watford could seriously screw up Man United’s pre-season plans

While this weekend is still important for Watford, they will no doubt have one eye on the FA Cup final.

The Hornets face off against Manchester City next weekend and, should they win, it could be bad news for Manchester United.

Click here to find out why. 

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