West Ham fan view on Jack Wilshere – I always rated him at The Arsenal and the fact Spurs will give him stick makes me like him even more

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere wearing a 'Merci Arsene' t-shirt before the Frenchman's last home match in c

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere wearing a 'Merci Arsene' t-shirt before the Frenchman's last home match in charge of the club against Burnley (pic Nick Potts/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has joined East London rivals West Ham. Read on for loyal, long-standing Irons season ticket holder Luke Pepperrell in discussion with Layth Yousif as he shares his views on the talented 26-year-old moving to the London Stadium from the Emirates.

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has signed for Westr Ham. Credit PA

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has signed for Westr Ham. Credit PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

I am genuinely excited about Jack Wilshere joining my club West Ham from Arsenal.

I always rated him at The Arsenal. He missed too many games which was a shame for him, club and country. it was expecially frustrating for England as they miss the type of player he is.

The fact that Spurs will give him loads of stick makes me like Jack even more.

Jack Wilshere has signed for Arsenal's East London rivals West Ham. Credit Adam Davy/PA

Jack Wilshere has signed for Arsenal's East London rivals West Ham. Credit Adam Davy/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

We desperately need midfielders – especially creative ones – with the long-term absence of our most inventive player in Argentina’s Manuel Lanzini who ruptured his anterior kneee ligament just before the World Cup.


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It’s a gamble but for the price of Jack’s wages it’s great business, especially when compared to our previous summer transfer windows – which with the exception of signing Marko Arnautovic rom Stoke – have been woeful at best.

Jack is a West Ham boy which always helps so he’ll know how to get the crowd going and they’ll give him more time to settle in because of that.

Loyal West Ham fan Luke Pepperrell with his Irons' idol Sir Trevor Brooking

Loyal West Ham fan Luke Pepperrell with his Irons' idol Sir Trevor Brooking - Credit: Archant

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I’m very happy. I just hope he stays fit.

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