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West Ham’s new manager Manuel Pellegrini said that he can bring out the best in Wilshere. He said, “He was very unlucky in some seasons with so many injuries, but he continued being a different player. As a manager you can work a lot of different ways with a lot of different tactics, a lot of different systems, but if you don’t have good players it’s impossible to be a good team. Jack, in the 10 years that he played for Arsenal, he’s a different player. So if the injuries respect him, alone he will make the difference.
The former Man City boss added, “We are always talking to him. Maybe he will not work exactly the same as the rest of the squad. But I am not scared about that because the last two seasons he played a lot of games. At Bournemouth and at Arsenal, he didn’t have too many injuries. He’s a young player and he knows his body and I hope that he will be fit for most of the season. Every day we have the players on the GPS and we know the most amount of metres that he does before he has a rest. So that, with the fitness coach and the sport science, will manage his work.”
Pellegrini also believes that Wilshere’s atrributes can bring him back to England’s setup. Jack Wilshere last played a match for England in Euro 2016 against Iceland. Pellegrini said, “Can he be an England player again? I think so, yes. The technical players make the difference and Jack is the special player that makes different things. So if he continues playing every weekend his performances will be better and I’m sure that he will have an option to return to the England squad.”