Wilshere out to prove Arsenal wrong

Jack Wilshere fancies West Ham's chances of picking up points against his former club Arsenal on Saturday.

West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere   -  Getty Images

Jack Wilshere is determined to prove Arsenal was wrong to release him when he revisits his old club with West Ham on Saturday.

The 26-year-old spent 11 years at the North London club before joining West Ham on a free transfer in July, and he is set to make his first appearance against them at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

Wilshere played on loan at Bolton Wanderers in 2009-10 and at Bournemouth in 2016-17, but has yet to experience lining up for Arsenal's opposition.

He told West Ham's matchday programme: "It's down to me to prove a point to Arsenal that they were wrong to get rid of me."

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"It'll be a strange one for me as I was never able to go there and play when I went out on loan as you can't play against your parent club."

West Ham has suffered a dreadful start to the 2018-19 season, slipping to a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool in its opening game before being beaten 2-1 at home by Bournemouth.

But, Wilshere indicated the Hammers is confident of heaping more woe on Arsenal, which is yet to earn a point under new manager Unai Emery. "It's one I'm looking forward to. I quite fancy our chances," said Wilshere.

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