David Gold disappointed in West Ham players after Arsenal defeat
By Amir Mir
David Gold has insisted on Twitter that West Ham “must do better” after their “disappointing” 5-1 defeat to Arsenal at the London Stadium on Saturday evening.
Arsene Wenger’s side inflicted an eighth defeat of the campaign on their London rivals, with forward Alexis Sanchez netting a magnificent hat-trick.
The result leaves Slaven Bilic’s men one point and one place above the relegation zone and they could drop into the bottom three, if 19th place Hull beat Middlesbrough on Monday night.
Bilic stated after the game that he was “humiliated” with the result on home soil as he questioned his players’ commitment.
After the defeat to the Gunners, the club’s chairman, Gold posted his verdict on his personal Twitter account.
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Today's 5-1 defeat too Arsenal was one of the most disappointing results I've experienced since I've been at the club. We must do better. dg https://t.co/3BLv4CZUlL
— David Gold (@davidgold) December 4, 2016
One of West Ham’s main problems this season has been their defensive fragilities which has seen them concede 29 goals in 14 games.
Only Swansea, who conceded five against Tottenham on Saturday afternoon, have shipped in more goals with 31 to their name as they are bottom of the table.
The fixtures don’t get easier for the Irons as they travel to Anfield to take on title chasing Liverpool next Sunday.
Bilic’s side then host newly-promoted duo Burnley and Hull City at the London Stadium, but the Londoners have won only won two home games in the league this season.
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