It’s an extraordinary thing to say but for the first time ever there are probably more West Ham players Arsenal would want in their team than the other way around.
I simply cannot wait for tomorrow’s (Sat) game. I think it is going to be a classic and I believe the Irons will beat the north Londoners and relight the flames of their top four bid.
Despite Arsene Wenger’s amusing claim that he didn’t need Dimi Payet at the Emirates when obviously considering him last summer was silly but I bet he would love him in his side now.
The Hammers main man has been fantastic and as The Mirror’s John Cross wrote on this site earlier today that’s because Slaven Bilic has made him the main man- the guy around which the team is built. https://www.claretandhugh.info/payet-found-right-club-and-manager-at-right-time/
I’m sure the French manager would love him in his side today along with Reid or Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Koutaye and Lanzini.
Slaven Bilic might give a passing glance at one or two of theirs but I reckon we have the better players.
I don’t see Arsenal getting anything from the game and believe it will be settled by the defences and I believe we are stronger at the back than them. Having said that we can’t afford any of the misunderstandings between the central defenders we saw last week against Palace.
Arsenal will be under a lot of pressure and I expect that to tell whilst we can go out and just give it some. Like I say, I can’t wait. It’s gonna be a cracker and I reckon we’ll edge it – probably via Payet free kicks 🙂