Craig Bellamy fearful for Jack Wilshere at West Ham United

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal is closed down by Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea  during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018 in London, England.

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini was quick to snap up Jack Wilshere this summer.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal and Jack Cork of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor on November 26, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Craig Bellamy has admitted to the Daily Star that he is ‘petrified’ about Jack Wilshere joining West Ham United.

Wilshere was added to Manuel Pellegrini’s squad earlier this summer, after his contract at Arsenal expired.

The signing has excited the London Stadium crowd, but Bellamy seems to have concerns over the addition.

The former West Ham front man fears that the Hammers’ poor record with keeping players fit could be a concern for Wilshere, as he has struggled to stay off the treatment table throughout his career.

“I’m always concerned with his injuries, I really feel for him,” Bellamy said.

“I think there must be a problem there somewhere and I’m petrified that West Ham don’t have a great record with injured players.

“Then it changes because if he’s fit he’ll be a brilliant player for West Ham.

“But my concern is him staying fit and being able to play for West Ham.”

Atletico Madrid's Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko (R) receives his first yellow card for this challenge on Arsenal's English midfielder Jack Wilshere during the UEFA Europa League first...

Wilshere actually stayed fit for most of last campaign at Arsenal, but he does have a worrying track record of picking up injuries.

West Ham already have Winston Reid and Andy Carroll, who are among the most injury prone players in the Premier League, in their squad.

Wilshere is expected to be a starter for the Hammers when he is fit, and should bring quality to Pellegrini’s midfield ranks.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England.

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