Sam Allardyce responds when asked if West Ham United should sign Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal v Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 21, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham United have been linked with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere for a considerable amount of time.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal shows appreciation to the fans during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2017 in London,...

Sam Allardyce has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 9th November, that he feels that West Ham United may not need Jack Wilshere.

West Ham have been persistently linked with the Arsenal midfielder, ever since his future at the Emirates Stadium became uncertain.

However, Allardyce feels that David Moyes may need to strengthen other areas of his squad before bringing in Wilshere.

“I’m not sure that West Ham don’t already have enough midfield players,” Allardyce said. “It’s up to David to decide that though. If he’s available on loan they’ll be a lot of clubs interested.”

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Wilshere has had to make do with cup appearances for Arsenal in recent years, with Arsene Wenger persistently overlooking the England international.

Wilshere was sent out on loan last term to Bournemouth, and he has been unable to break back in to the Gunners’ first-team.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium on September 14, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

West Ham are thought to have funds available in January, as the board look to back Moyes.

West Ham are currently in 18th place in the Premier League table, and are in need of an injection of quality.

Moyes takes charge of his first West Ham match in two weekends’ time when they take on Watford at Vicarage Road.

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