A system which was doomed to fail

A system which was doomed and saw players & fans lose faith

West Ham’s devastating 6-0 defeat against Arsenal at the London Stadium marked a significant low point for the club. Manager David Moyes‘ tactical setup proved ineffective from the start, with only two attackers deployed on the pitch. This defensive approach forced the Hammers’ players into a defensive shape, leaving little room for offensive opportunities.

The pressure mounted on the defenders as they were tasked with excessive defensive duties, while Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen struggled to maintain possession up front, adding to the strain on the Hammers’ defence.

The body language of the entire West Ham team reflected their loss of faith in the manager’s tactics. Even Moyes himself appeared resigned, seen hunched on his feet on the side-lines, with his coaching staff avoiding eye contact.

David Moyes tactics were doomed to fail against Arsenal

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In a departure from his usual animated presence, Moyes seemed defeated. This sentiment was shared by over a quarter of the stadium’s attendees, who left at halftime, unwilling to witness more ineffective defensive football.

The failure to recruit players during the January transfer window falls squarely on someone at the club. This oversight may have severe consequences, potentially costing West Ham another season of European football and leading to the departure of key players. The current system does not provide a conducive environment for attackers to thrive.

 

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