West Ham drew against Arsenal on March 21st, 2021, at the London Stadium making David Moyes proud of his team after the Hammers scored three goals in the first half. This feat forced the Gunners to sweat and rethink their tactics for the second half.
🎙 The boss' verdict on today's draw at London Stadium… pic.twitter.com/Hxrt55CbWS
— West Ham United (@WestHam) March 21, 2021
Following the game, Moyes told reporters that he wants a lot more from West Ham than they have already given him. In an interview on March 21st, 2021, he said, “I definitely want a lot more from my team. There were many positives in the game, and the boys did well. It would have been great to win the three points. Though I am not upset about it, since we have hit the ground running and do not expect to lose ground in the Premier League soon.”
🗣"It was still a good result and showed we are competing with the best teams."
West Ham boss David Moyes saw the positives in the 3-3 draw with Arsenal pic.twitter.com/rZ07aGcdSu
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 21, 2021
In a post-game analysis conducted by former Arsenal and West Ham player Ian Wright, he mentions that the Hammers were the better side and deserved to win the game if Arsenal did not step up their game second-half. Wrighty, however, showed his appreciation for the Gunners and what they did to undo the havoc created by West Ham.
The path to European football for the Hammers
West Ham started the 2020-21season with two consecutive losses. They have recorded fourteen wins, six losses, and seven draws in twenty-seven games in the EPL since then. They secured their current position after a thrilling contest at Selhurst Park concluded with them winning by three goals to two on January 26th, 2021.
Then they secured Jesse Lingard in the January transfer window and then happy days came rolling in for the Hammers. They recorded four wins, two draws, and two losses in eight EPL games after the Englishman made his debut against Aston Villa on February 3rd, 2021.
The record West Ham kept after the Englishman’s arrival allowed them to remain in the fifth position. There were even times when they would go to the fourth spot on certain occasions and went down from fifth to sixth, but they bounced back in no time.
Lingard was a vital component in West Ham’s recent success. Though, he was not the sole benefactor behind it. West Ham midfielders Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek did their part in the midfield to keep the team stable at all times. Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma, and Micheal Antonio did their part by making twenty-five goal contributions in seventy EPL appearances.
West Ham to play defensively stout Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium
West Ham has faced Wolves in battle five times in the Premier League. The Hammers do not have an excellent record against The Wanderers as they have only won once against them. The win, unfortunately, was at the London Stadium, which does not do much to provide relief to the fans of the London side.
In the last two games that they have played at the Molineux Stadium, West Ham was beaten two-nil and three-nil, respectively. The Wolves, however, lack the ruthlessness of Raul Jimenez, as the Portuguese striker has been absent from the squad, making his team rue his presence.
Therefore, West Ham has a chance to take advantage of their opponent’s predicament and fortify their position in the fifth position on the points table.
Read more: Arsenal are “still far from being among the top teams” fears Mikel Arteta after West Ham draw
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