David Moyes has to let the handbrake off against Arsenal!
The Hammers went to Man United with a gameplan that ultimately backfired and was built around defence.
Against Arsenal, the time is right for the Irons to throw the kitchen sink at Mikel Arteta’s men.
They may have beaten Spurs at the weekend but they needed a penalty to get over the line against a team that decided against crossing halfway!
And it must be said that when Spurs went down to 10 men and began to attack, Arsenal looked all over the place!
Harry Kane nearly stole a point at the end by hitting a free-kick against the post and it is yet more evidence that the Hammers should try to win the game from the first whistle, rather than trying to avoid losing it, which did seem the strategy at Old Trafford.
Arsenal are, let’s not forget, firmly in mid-table in 10th, and they have not kept a clean sheet since the end of January, when they played United.
The Hammers were mightily unlucky against Arsenal earlier this season and one has to feel that they are there for the taking this weekend.
With Jesse Lingard likely to be back in the team, the Hammers have every reason to be optimistic, and to go for it.
If we want to be in the top-four conversation again, caution must be thrown to the wind, Moysie!