Former Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere admits he has struggled to impose himself at West Ham.
Wilshere, 28, burst onto the scene for the Gunners in 2008 and became a regular in the England starting eleven by his early twenties.
Dynamic performances in the Arsenal midfield, most notably in a dazzling display in the Champions League versus Barcelona ensured Wilshere became one of the most highly thought of footballers of the time.
However, a series of injury-ravaged years followed, with the player having to undergo multiple ankle surgeries that persistently hampered both his regular gametime and development as a footballer.
Wilshere joined Bournemouth on loan in 2016 and appeared to have got his career back on track, though was allowed to leave Arsenal for West Ham on a free transfer after spending just one further season back at the Emirates.
The 34-times capped England international has made just 11 appearances since joining the Hammers, however, and Wilshere is under no illusion that the move has not been a success.
"It hasn't worked out for me, I'll be honest," Wilshere told Stadium Astro (via the Daily Express). "It hasn’t gone the way I wanted it to, I've missed too much football, I haven’t played enough games.
"I want to get back on track, get my career back on track, get playing games week-in, week-out and start to feel like a footballer again."
"The last couple of years have been frustrating. I obviously started [my career] really well at Arsenal, I was enjoying it, I was loving it, almost taking it for granted.
"Then I picked up an injury and I sort of started to understand my body, started to understand that this happens in football.
"I enjoyed my time at Arsenal, and obviously I went to Bournemouth, had a good year but picked up another injury.
"I came back, was told that I could leave but managed to stay and fight my way back into the team and had a good year. Then I made the decision to leave Arsenal and join West Ham."
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