Could a move for this out-of-favour Arsenal man work for West Ham?

Could a move for this out-of-favour Arsenal man work for West Ham?

Premier League football is finally back with us this weekend! After the doldrums of the international break domestic football returns to our lives this weekend as West Ham make the unenviable trip north to Hull.

However, with little left to play for this season thoughts in east London may be beginning to turn to the months ahead and the summer window.

After a disappointing start to life at the London Stadium for the Hammers, with poor performances on the pitch and trouble in the stands off of it, the powers that be in Stratford will be keen to get things right next term.

That all starts with the preparation done over the summer, who comes in and who leaves? One thing is for certain, there will be no desire for a repeat of last summer’s debacle of a transfer window.

The east Londoners brought in 13 new faces to the first team squad and, arguably, just two have been a success so far in Andre Ayew and Edimilson Fernandes. Whilst others have been hampered by injury, it still makes for poor reading.

With that in mind it is imperative that this time around the same mistakes are not made. Should Slaven Bilic want to return to a place where his side can fight for the European spots, he must take more control over dealings and add the right players in the correct places, as was the case in January.

One name that will play a big role in this summer’s instalment of the transfer window is that of Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere. The 25-year-old, who has spent the season on loan with Bournemouth, has just over a year remaining on his contract with the Gunners.

However, with the wealth of attacking talent manager Arsene Wenger has at his disposal, rumours are beginning to pick up pace that he will be leaving his boyhood club once and for all this time around.

The England international left north London on Deadline Day last year in order to get a full season on his belt, which he is now close to doing, having avoided major lay-offs whilst with the Cherries.

While his stats so far do not make for great reading, just two assists and no goals, he has given Eddie Howe’s side so much more than the numbers let on.

With just a year left on his deal, should Wenger decide there is unlikely to be a place for the academy graduate in his squad anytime soon the will want to cash in this summer to avoid losing him on a free in a year’s time.

Therefore, it could be wise for Bilic to consider a move. Although in recent years the Hammers have not had the best record when it comes to injuries, especially those players with persisting problems, Howe’s staff have proved that, with an individualised training plan, it is possible to protect Wilshere from recurring problems. His condition will only improve the more time he spends off the physio table.

Wilshere seems to be a player who, when in form, perfectly fits the ideals West Ham project as a club, this is a deal that could certainly work.