Moyes confirms West Ham interest in Arsenal duo

Date published: Wednesday 13th December 2017 8:18

David Moyes has revealed that West Ham could be interested in Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud if they became available in the January transfer window.

Wilshere has impressed recently in the Europa League and cameos in the Premier League – but he will need regular football before the end of the season if he wants to go to the World Cup.

And Moyes, whose Hammers side sit second from bottom, admits that Wilshere is on his radar for January.

“I think Jack Wilshere would be someone who we’d have to look at, if he was available,” Moyes said.

“I also want to make sure we’re looking at players who’ve got time and who can be at the club for a long period and not just in for a short period.

“Then there’s also the short-term fix for me which is: how do we get enough wins between now and the end of the season. There’s a balance between that.

“That’s why those decisions will have to be mutually taken with Tony Henry (head of player recruitment), the chairman and myself to make the right deals.”

When questioned about Giroud, Moyes was cautious but admitted he would be “interested” if the France international became available.

“We’ve got a lot of strikers, so I think for us to be linked to a lot of strikers at the moment might not necessarily be the right thing,” Moyes added.

“Could January signings make the difference between staying up and going down? I do believe it could. I believe that. I think if the right players are available we should try and do something.”

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