Jack Wilshere has made an ‘appalling’ career choice to join West Ham.
That’s the view of talksSPORT presenter Adrian Durham.
Wilshere completed his move to East London on Monday after leaving Arsenal at the start of the month.
New Gunners boss Unai Emery failed to offer the Englishman assurances of game time this season, ultimately forcing Wilshere to think about the good of his career.
However, after joining West Ham on a free transfer, Durham slammed the midfielder for picking the ‘nice’ option and labelled his decision the ‘early stages of retirement’.
“The last thing he needs is nice, he needs to challenge himself,” he said.
“Just do something a little bit different! It’s the comfort zone, living in London like that’s a good thing – it’s not.
“There’s no expectation to do anything there, the Ox [Oxlade-Chamberlain] goes to Liverpool where people are saying he won’t get a game, people are saying he’s not good enough for them and, but for injury, he’d be in this England team and he may well have played in a Champions League Final.
“And who knows, they might have done a bit better in that final as well – he really has proved himself in a short space of time.
“Jack Wilshere basically, it’s the early stages of retirement going to West Ham, I think it’s an appalling move.”
Wilshere played nearly 40 times for Arsenal last season in Arsene Wenger’s final year in charge. However, the midfielder was unable to convince Three Lions’ boss Gareth Southgate to pick him for his World Cup squad.
Gooners, is Durham right? Or are West Ham Wilshere’s level? Let us know in the comments…