David Gold has again declared the top four will be looking over their shoulders at the Hammers progress this season and reckons “we’ll be closing the gap on them this season.”
Speaking to www.whufc.com he said: “I am always excited by the beginning of the season and this is no different. It could not be more difficult than going to Arsenal but I think we are ready. I am confident we are going to have an exciting season.
“Arsenal are a top four football club and have been so for many years, We are getting closer and closer and they will be looking over their shoulders. Our ambition is to make the top four worried. With us moving to the new Stadium I am sure that is going to be the case.
“We have got a fantastic fan base and that is the key. The numbers have been proven and we had 100,000 fans coming to see the Europa League Qualifiers and that is unheard of.
“Slaven will be coming up against Arsene Wenger and from that point of view you could not ask for a better game. It would be great if he could upset the odds and get a result there.”