Jack Wilshere invites injury problems says legend Geoff Hurst

Hammers and England legend Sir Geoff Hurst has said that Jack Wilshere invites injury due to his all-action style of play.

Sir Geoff does not want to see the Arsenal midfielder’s particular style of play cost him anymore time away from the game.

Sir Geoff Hurst

In an interview with The Sun, the World Cup winner had this to say about the player:

“I do feel sometimes that because he’s such a wholehearted and aggressive player, who does fantastically well for Arsenal, that he goes into tackles a little naively and leaves himself open to get hurt.

“Having another injury so close to the previous problems, you start to be a little bit concerned about his professional future.

“There are certain players — and I’m not sure if you can say this in Jack’s case — who seem to be injury-prone.”

Sir Geoff Hurst is best remembered as the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. Fans will remember that it was against Germany in 1966 when England won by four goals to two.

Geoff Hurst had only been an England player for just over 5 months and wasn’t even considered England’s top centre forward at the time. He was a Hammer from 1959 to 1972 netting some 180 goals and making 411 appearances for the East End club.

He also dabbled with a managerial career after retiring from football as a player and managed Telford United for 3 years from 1976-1979 and then Chelsea from 1979- 1981.


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Stevo can remember going to games with his Dad and seeing the likes of Clyde Best of all people. He also has a few mates who have “done” complete seasons too – and that was when the Irons were in division one. That’s every home and away game – unbelievable! Stevo plans to do this himself next season!

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