Three reasons why moving to West Ham was the best thing for Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere has completed a move from Arsenal to West Ham for free on a three-year deal. The Englishman left the Emirates in search of regular playing time, which will help him enhance his somewhat lost reputation.
Here are three reasons why joining the Hammers is the best thing for the player.
Regular playing time
Clocking regular minutes won’t be a problem for Wilshere in East London. West Ham and Manuel Pellegrini were in dire need of a creative midfielder, who is tremendously good with the ball. Well, they have fulfilled their desire by signing Wilshere.
Playing often will help the player regain his rhythm and simultaneously influence games from various positions in the midfield. The 26-year-old will also benefit from the fact that he will be the main man at the London stadium, which will allow him to take on responsibilities and execute them.
Playing in his favoured position
With Manuel Lanzini out for a lengthy period of time, Wilshere can operate as the No.10 behind the striker. It will not only help him impact games higher up the pitch but also enable him to play freely without worrying about defensive duties.
The 26-year-old is one of the best ball-playing midfielders in England and he could work wonders under Pellegrini’s guidance. The manager could deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Wilshere playing in a pocket behind the striker as he focuses on exploiting the space between the defensive lines.
Regaining his reputation
Injuries have hampered Wilshere’s progress despite a promising start to his career. Due to his never-ending slew of fitness concerns, it often seemed like Wilshere was not strong enough to deal with the physicality of the English top-flight.
However, if the 26-year-old performs consistently at the London stadium and makes the ball talk with his feet, it will certainly help him regain his lost reputation. Hence, the onus is on him to silence his doubters and get back to being one of the best.