Eddie Nketiah would jump at the chance to leave Arsenal and sign for West Ham.
That is according to ex-Premier League shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider with Folarin Balogun set to sign a new deal with the Gunners.
The Evening Standard report that this has given West Ham hope that Arsenal will consider selling Nketiah, who they have monitored since January.
The 21-year-old striker scored a 97th-minute equaliser against Fulham on Sunday but has been used only sparingly by Mikel Arteta in the Premier League.
Kenny asserts that West Ham is a more attractive proposition for the youngster, both in terms of his growth as a player and their league position.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “You’d definitely rather play for West Ham than Arsenal at the moment.
“They lost at the weekend but they’re still in the race for Europe. But the way Arsenal are going, there’s no way they are going to get back into Europe.
“As it stands, you’d be looking at West Ham if he’s wanting to push himself and play at the top level.
“Moyes is a big factor in that. He has always given youth a chance and he’s one of those managers who can turn players around.”
The Irons have been in the market for a striker since selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.