Date: 2nd October 2019 at 9:00am
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OPINION

It seems like West Ham could be stuck with Jack Wilshere until the end of his contract.

Wilshere, 27, has had a poor start to the season for the Hammers and according to news outlet Claret & Hugh, the former Arsenal midfielder’s form has been worrying.

It is also understood that Wilshere is injured – again – and could miss this weekend’s clash against London rivals Crystal Palace.

Since joining the Irons on a free transfer last year, Wilshere has played just 14 times across all competitions.

Statistics website Spotrac reports that the central midfielder is earning £100,000-a-week on his deal at the London Stadium, meaning that so since joining West Ham on July 9 2018, he has earned a whopping £6.4million.

That means that the playmaker has made around £450,000 per appearance for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, which is hardly value for money when his form on the pitch is considered.

Wilshere started the first two league matches of this season in the defeat to Manchester City and draw against Brighton before he was eventually replaced by Mark Noble in the heart of Pellegrini’s midfield.

And according to stats by WhoScored, the Chilean’s manager has been totally justified.

Wilshere is widely seen as a creative central midfielder but he is yet to make a single key pass for West Ham in the league this season while club captain Noble has averaged 0.6 per appearance.

Noble has also averaged more passes per appearance and has a higher pass success percentage than the former Arsenal sicknote.

Noble has also offered a lot more off the ball than Wilshere with the captain averaging 1.4 tackles and 0.6 interceptions per league game while Wilshere has averaged 0.3 tackles and is yet to make a single interception.

Wilshere does not deserve to be playing.

Claret & Hugh now report that that the midfielder is unlikely to attract any attention in the transfer market due to his high wages and the fact that his injury record is appaling.

West Ham look set to be stuck with Wilshere until that £100,000-a-week contract expires at the end of next season.

How many more injuries is he doing to have before then? How many more games is he going to fail to impress in? How much more money is the club going to keep paying him?

No one in their right mind would be willing to match his wages at West Ham based on all of his issues.