Leroy: ‘It will be a classic and we can edge it’

LEROY (1)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 🙂



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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Leroy: ‘It will be a classic and we can edge it’

  1. I fancy our chances to !
    Its gonna be us or them , I can’t see a draw !
    But at the old girl its our domain and we must start as favourites ! Despite shrek’s not under pressure reteric rubbish , the feel out there by ex players ain’t all for the arse , says a lot so the pressure is on them not us , weve already achieved our goal this year , safety , everything else is a bonus ! It was at the beginning of the season our goal to consolidate and be ready for next year , well we’ve done that , and more , COYI!!!!!!!!!!!S
    Double up !!

  2. Im going for our 3rd 2-2 in a row.Going to be a few goals tomorrow I’m sure.If it ends up 0-0 I will be amazed! 😉

  3. Agree we have better players on the bench then they have in their team,
    Our problem is Wellbeck always scores against us and Sanchez is class ,
    But we have the same against their poor defence,
    I think it will 3-2 with the crowd being the DIffrence and it may even be a comeback win again
    Hope Carroll starts with either Sak or Valencia

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