Mark Lawrenson suggested that West Ham ace Jack Wilshere simply hasn’t looked up to it so far this season, when speaking exclusively to BBC Sport.
The 27-year-old joined the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer of 2018, but his time at the London Stadium has been plagued by injuries.
Wilshere has made just 10 appearances for West Ham.
Despite looking fit and on form during pre-season, the England international has really struggled for the Hammers against Manchester City and Brighton in the Premier League.
He has looked slow across the ground, laboured in possession, and his touch seems to be very rusty.
On his day, Wilshere is a fantastic player, and his talent is undeniable.
Whether he will ever return to his best, however, is still up for debate.
Lawrenson suggested that the former Arsenal man, who has been capped 34 times by England, hasn’t been anywhere near his best so far this season, when speaking to BBC Sport:
“New signing Jack Wilshere has spent so long on the sidelines through injury and he doesn’t look up to it yet. Hopefully he can get back to his best but it will be interesting to see whether he starts again.”
Wilshere will be desperate to prove that he still has what it takes to play at the very highest level.
And perhaps he just needs more time and more games under his belt in order to find his best overall condition.
Manuel Pellegrini is obviously a big fan of Wilshere, but it surely won’t be long before the Chilean drops the midfielder, unless his performances drastically improve.