In the latest West Ham news, striker Andy Carroll has warned the rest of the squad they have not secured their Premier League survival just yet, despite picking up another point against Stoke City on Monday night.
The Hammers find themselves seven points clear of the bottom three, after England forward Carroll managed to bag a late equaliser against the Potters after Peter Crouch had given Paul Lambert’s side the lead at the London Stadium.
The 29-year-old has endured another tough season, with injuries once again plaguing the former Newcastle United and Liverpool forward.
However, Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate was watching in the stands on Monday night and ahead of the World Cup in Russia this summer, will have taken note of Carroll’s late cameo to earn a draw against a Potters side struggling in the bottom three.
Even with the Hammers having a cushion above the relegation zone and now sitting in 14th place in the standings, Carroll is adamant the job is not yet done to avoid the drop and his side will need to keep up picking points in their games to come.
“We’ve still got five games left and we’ve got to win them as no one is safe,” he said. “It’s tough at the minute and we’ve just got to keep working.”
West Ham are 9/2 with Ladbrokes to win their next Premier League encounter against their London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal have the Europa League to focus on this season and could look to keep some of their star players fresh with clashes against Atletico Madrid to look forward to in the semi-finals of the competition.