‘A horrible watch’: Arsenal fans react to Wilshere’s debut West Ham United display

Jack Wilshere during the friendly match between West Ham United and SCO Angers on August 3, 2018 in Grodig, Austria.

Jack Wilshere made his debut for West Ham United at Anfield.

Jack Wilshere  of West Ham United applauds fans after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on August 12, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Some Arsenal supporters took to Twitter to comment on Jack Wilshere’s performance for West Ham United, as he was making his competitive debut for the club following his transfer in the summer.

Wilshere, a former Arsenal youth graduate and regular first-team star, had a debut to forget in a Hammers shirt as West Ham were thumped 4-0 by Premier League title challengers Liverpool at Anfield.

 

West Ham have spent big this summer, bringing in a number of players such as Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Issa Diop. Wilshere was a free transfer after his Arsenal contract expired.

The England international was partnered alongside Mark Noble in Manuel Pellegrini’s side, and they struggled throughout as Liverpool continued to bypass them with pace, power and precision.

Commenting on Twitter throughout the game, Arsenal fans seemed happy to see Wilshere don the West Ham colours as many feel he is no longer the potential world class talent he once looked likely to be.

Goals from Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane (2) and Daniel Sturridge gave the Reds a commanding win, leaving West Ham rooted to the foot of the table - and with plenty to think about over the next week.

The Hammers were caught too far up the pitch at times and looked weak out of possession. With Wilshere and Noble in the middle, they risk being overrun without the help of a natural holding midfielder.

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool and Jack Wilshere of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on August 12, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Pellegrini must juggle his squad as he looks to get the most out of his new attacking recruits, but as Arsenal fans are aware, having Wilshere in a flat midfield two without a proper enforcer could be a recipe for disaster.

Next up for West Ham is a home game against Bournemouth, before they travel to the Emirates to take on the Gunners in what could be a special game for Wilshere.

Jack Wilshere  of West Ham United battles for possession with Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on August...

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