There was some surprise yesterday when Jack Wilshere was pictured training with his West Ham United teammates ahead of Tuesday night’s cup clash with Hull City.
Wilshere has endured a disastrous spell at his boyhood club West Ham since leaving Arsenal.
The midfielder has made just 18 appearances in over two years.
Wilshere has had troublesome ankle injuries for much of his career.
Wilshere surprise after latest ankle injury
So when West Ham boss David Moyes revealed the playmaker had once again injured his ankle by rolling it in training, it did not bode well (Evening Standard).
The 28-year-old, who picks up £100,000 per week at West Ham, has been linked with a move to Italian side Genoa (Football Italia).
Last week Moyes told The Evening Standard: “He rolled his ankle in training yesterday or he would have been playing tonight or around the squad.
“It is the first time since lockdown that he has had an injury. I don’t know (if he’ll remain a West Ham player), I don’t know but we just have to wait and see don’t we.”
Midfielder pictured back in full training
So there was some surprise yesterday when Wilshere was pictured in full training with his West Ham teammates ahead of the Carabao Cup game against Hull (whufc.com).
Whether Wilshere is fit to play is another matter.
Indeed given Wilshere’s uncertain future – and the club’s desire to get his big salary off the wage bill – it may be that he won’t be risked while the transfer window remains open.
Moyes looks set to make as many as nine changes to his West Ham side for the visit of Hull.
Moyes wants midfielder too
The Scot revealed at the weekend that he hopes to have news of new signings this week (whufc.com).
And it also made it clear it is not just defenders he wants, but players in other positions too – including central midfield (Evening Standard).
“I just don’t want centre-halves. I want other positions as well,” he said.
“Maybe I could strengthen in midfield and give the opportunity to free up Declan (Rice) to play as a defender if I needed to.”
West Ham have been linked with a surprise move for ex Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye (Le10Sport).