David Moyes suggested that the biggest compliment that he can give West Ham ace Jack Wilshere is that the midfielder hasn’t missed a day of training since the the build-up to project restart, as quoted by Football.London.
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Now, the 28-year-old has been a total flop since arriving at the London Stadium on a free transfer in the summer of 2018.
But Moyes’s comments are still patronising to say the least.
Taken without context, they could be viewed as a positive for Wilshere, considering how many games he has missed for the Hammers through injury.
But considering the fact that Moyes is desperately missing a player in central midfield who can drive from deep and is comfortable in possession, it is a rather damning indictment of the former Arsenal ace that he still has not been given any minutes since project restart.
Is Wilshere done at West Ham?
Moyes responded to Football.London when asked about the midfielder’s recent progress:
“The biggest compliment I can give to Jack is he’s trained every day. Not missed a day. We’ve had a lot of training sessions here and played a lot of games. If I was giving him the biggest compliment I’d say he’s not missed a day and he’s done all the work.”
And it could be argued that the 34-capped England international’s time as a Hammers player is coming to an end.
He only has one year remaining on his current deal in east London.
And it would be a huge surprise if he were to be given a new contract.
The frustrating thing with Wilshere is that on his day he is a truly top class player. The 28-year-old’s body just hasn’t allowed him to make the progress that he should have made over the last decade.
Judging by Moyes’s comments, the ex-Arsenal ace hasn’t done enough to convince the Scot that he is worthy of a place in the first-team.
And that is ominous for Wilshere’s West Ham future.