Jack Wilshere spoke exclusively to Sky Sports, and suggested that he fully understands why he is not starting regularly for West Ham at the moment.
The 27-year-old joined the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer of 2018, but he has struggled to establish himself at the London Stadium.
Wilshere made just nine appearances for West Ham last season. His old injury problems came back to haunt him.
The 34-capped England international returned to the fold in pre-season 100 per cent fit and full of confidence, however.
Manuel Pellegrini has been cautious with Wilshere this term though.
The former Arsenal man has made just two Premier League starts out of West Ham’s opening eight games.
Wilshere told Sky Sports how he fully understands his current situation, however:
“I wanna be playing. But I understand as well that I’ve come back from a long injury. I think the good thing about West Ham at the minute, which they probably haven’t had in previous years, is in each position, there’s two good players. I have a good relationship with the manager. He brought me to the club. He was really integral in bringing me to the club. And was one of the main reasons I came to the club.”
Wilshere’s current path to the starting XI at West Ham is blocked by Declan Rice and Mark Noble.
Both of those have been playing really well this season, so the ex-Arsenal man will have to do something special to break into the starting line-up.
On his day, Wilshere is a truly top class player. He needs to find consistency in his play and his fitness, however, if he is to fully establish himself at West Ham.