Jack Wilshere has slowly and steadily nurtured himself back to full fitness but he still cannot break into the first team setup under Arsene Wenger. And with the World Cup coming up, Wilshere feels that this might just be the final shot at reviving his International career. But in order to be anywhere in contention for the World Cup Wilshere needs to be playing regular first-team football which is not likely going to happen at Arsenal.
A similar kind of issue lies with Olivier Giroud too. The Frenchman was supposed to be on his way to the club during the summer but a deal could not be struck in time and he had to stay back at the Emirates. This seemingly has hurt his World Cup hopes as Giroud has constantly been sidelined by Alexandre Lacazette. He too needs regular football if he wants to get hold of the plane ticket to Russia next summer.
And West Ham manager David Moyes feels that he can give both these players what they want if they make a move to the London Stadium.
“I think Jack Wilshere would be someone who we’d have to look at if he was available,” Moyes told Football London.
“I also want to make sure we’re looking at players who’ve got time and who can be at the club for a long period and not just in for a short period.
Then there’s also the short-term fix for me which is: how do we get enough wins between now and the end of the season. There’s a balance between that.
“That’s why those decisions will have to be mutually taken with the chairman Tony Henry, the chairman and myself to make the right deals.
“I think if there’s players like that available I’d have to be interested. We’ve got a lot of strikers so I think for us to be linked to a lot of strikers at the moment might not necessarily be the right thing. But who knows?
“I think Olivier Giroud is a talented footballer and has a record of scoring goals.”