West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini addressed the media during his pre-match press conference yesterday, and suggested that Jack Wilshere could be in line to play against Burnley, as quoted by Football.London.

The 27-year-old Hammers midfielder has endured a torrid time at the London Stadium since moving to east London from Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer of 2018.

Wilshere has made just 16 appearances for West Ham, as his long-standing injury problems continue to plague his career.

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Jack Wilshere (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The frustrating thing for him and Hammers fans is that on his day he is a truly excellent footballer.

The 34-capped England international just can’t seem to get a run of games together, however.

West Ham could really do with a fully fit Jack Wilshere this season.

 

Pellegrini spoke to reporters yesterday, and suggested that the midfielder could be back for tomorrow’s clash with Burnley, as quoted by Football.London:

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Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

“Jack Wilshere maybe for Saturday or not. We need to see him work tomorrow.”

Even if Wilshere is declared fit, it is highly unlikely that he will start for West Ham tomorrow.

The Hammers desperately need a win. And in order to achieve that they will need to play at a really high intensity against Burnley.

The 27-year-old needs to be eased back into action. And a tough trip to Turf Moor may not be the ideal place to do just that.

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