Jack Wilshere has been fantastic when given a chance for Arsenal this season, and has earned the praise of West Ham United boss David Moyes.
David Moyes provided an insight into who may be on West Ham’s radar during the January transfer window when, in comments reported by the Daily Mirror, he suggested that he is a fan of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and would be keen to have a look at perhaps trying to engineer some kind of deal next month.
Wilshere has endured a frustrating career to date. The 25-year-old is undoubtedly one of the most naturally-talented players England currently have, but injuries have meant that managers have not exactly been able to rely on him to get through long periods of the season without being sidelined.
However, there have arguably been much more encouraging signs from Wilshere over the last year or so, and it appears, if managed correctly, he can get through a number of games unscathed – so it is probably no surprise that West Ham are keen.
But in proving his fitness in recent times, has Wilshere almost taken himself out of West Ham’s reach?
When Wilshere has played – predominantly in the Europa League – he has looked a class apart from the rest and ready to reach a peak that some feared he would never get to.
Given his current form, it would arguably be a massive mistake on Arsenal’s part to let him go in any capacity in January – especially as they look set for a battle for a top four spot for the rest of the campaign.
Wilshere may look at his five substitute appearances in the Premier League to date and perhaps want to push for a move away, but West Ham are surely facing an uphill battle trying to make something happen in January as he appears to have the touch of class back in his game.
West Ham host Arsenal at the London Stadium in Premier League action on Wednesday.