West Ham News: Still work to be done claims Moyes

1 year ago

In the latest West Ham news, manager David Moyes believes his side still have work to do to avoid the drop following their 4-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.

The Hammers looked like they would be able to grind out a draw against the Gunners, who started the tributes to Arsene Wenger after he confirmed he will be leaving at the end of the season.

However second-half goals – three of them in the last eight minutes – from Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey and a brace from Alexandre Lacazette ensured it was Arsenal who claimed the spoils.

Moyes has admitted it was a tough result after being competitive for much of the game and feels the recent Arsenal news concerning Wenger did not help his team’s cause.

He told BBC Sport: “It [Wenger’s announcement] did make it more difficult but I didn’t think it played that way. We did a really good job, contained them for long periods.

“We just didn’t start the second half as well and they got a foothold in the game. We came back into it but in the end we probably had too many attacking players on the pitch and ruined our balance of making sure we did the defensive job well.”

When asked if the Hammers were safe he added: “I don’t know. I know we need to get more points to make sure we’re safe. If the other teams win, then we need to make sure we win ours.”

Meanwhile the result was a great confidence boost for Arsenal, who are in Europa League action against Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg on Thursday.

The Gunners are 10/3 with Ladbrokes to go all the way and win the Europa League to secure Champions League football for next season.