Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed on Thursday that midfielder Jack Wilshere is not fit enough to play the next game.
West Ham will face Newcastle United in their Premier League clash on Saturday at the London Stadium.
The 27-year-old, who missed last weekend’s draw against Sheffield United to injury, has been suffering from a minor groin injury from which he is yet to recover.
Pellegrini has confirmed that Wilshere, who is on £100k-per-week wages at West Ham, is not fully fit, and therefore he will not risk him against the Magpies.
Some football fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their reaction after the news broke out. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Retire. Its over.
— AMS_Thfc (@anmattLDN1551) October 31, 2019
At least he had that good half against Barca a decade ago
— Jersey Yid (@JerseyYids) October 31, 2019
Disgrace to football.
— Craig + 1 (@Craigando123) October 31, 2019
— Dani (@BeselidhjaFc) October 31, 2019
replace weekend with season…
— Rob (@Robfruin) October 31, 2019
Wilshere has featured in eight games this season in all competitions. However, the England midfielder has been limited to just four starts in the Premier League.
The former Arsenal midfielder has struggled with his injuries in the past, and therefore it is a wise decision from the Chilean to not risk him against the Magpies.
West Ham are going through a bad patch at the moment, having failed to register a victory in their last five games in all competitions.
The Hammers are without a win (two draws, two defeats) in their last four games in the Premier League, and surely they will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Newcastle.