Jack Wilshere, England’s golden boy…Well, it hasn’t been what for predicted of young Wilshere when a precocious 17-year-old burst onto the scenes for Arsenal a decade ago.
Injuries have been a major let down for Wilshere, as a series of consistent setbacks have prevented Jack form fulfilling his potential.
Though after 2016/17 campaign on-loan at Bournemouth, it appeared that the England international has revived his Arsenal career the following year, making thirty-eight appearances for the Gunners in all competitions.
Following Arsene Wenger’s stand down, Jack decided to reject a new Arsenal contract after negative discussions with Unai Emery and joined West Ham on loan.
Jack Wilshere, however, has only made sixteen appearances for the Hammers over the couse of eighteen months at the club and admits that change of scenery has not come up to scratch his ailing career.
“It hasn’t worked out for me, I’ll be honest,” Wilshere told Stadium Astro. “It hasn’t gone the way I wanted it to, I’ve missed too much football, I haven’t played enough games.
“I want to get back on track, get my career back on track, get playing games week-in, week-out and start to feel like a footballer again.
“The last couple of years have been frustrating. I obviously started [my career] really well at Arsenal, I was enjoying it, I was loving it, almost taking it for granted.
“Then I picked up an injury and I sort of started to understand my body, started to understand that this happens in football.
“I enjoyed my time at Arsenal, and obviously I went to Bournemouth, had a good year but picked up another injury.
“I came back, was told that I could leave but managed to stay and fight my way back into the team and had a good year. Then I made the decision to leave Arsenal and join West Ham.”