Ray Wilkins has urged West Ham to sign Jack Wilshere, believing the Arsenal midfielder needs regular playing time with a club willing to give him the minutes.

West Ham manager David Moyes has recently expressed an interest in signing Wilshere should he be available in the January transfer window.

Ray Wilkins feels that the midfielder needs to make a move to keep his 2018 World Cup hopes alive, and sees few better options than West Ham.

“I think 25 years of age, I don’t know how much you’d have to pay, but because Arsene doesn’t play him, he needs to move,” Wilkins said.

“I’d love to see him play, because I think he could get to the World Cup. I’d snap him up all day long, I really would.

“London guy, his family are West Ham supporters, why not go to West Ham? David Moyes has them rocking at the moment.”

Wilshere was linked with West Ham during the summer but no move materialised. He remained at Arsenal to fight for his place, and has said numerous times that he would like to stay at the club.

Arsene Wenger has given him regular game time in the Europa League and Carabao Cup, but has yet to start him in the Premier League. Part of that down is down to having a settled side in the top flight who only play once a week.

Wilshere still has hopes of returning to the England squad before the World Cup in Russia next summer, but needs more regular Premier League minutes to do so, according to England manager Gareth Southgate.

Hence, a move in January is possible if he doesn’t receive assurances that he’s going to get more chances at Arsenal. Wilshere has made five appearances off the bench in the league, and will be hopeful of a start during the busy winter period.

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