West Ham have announced a 23-man squad to travel to China for the Asia Trophy this weekend. And fans have been pointed out that only one striker is in the squad.

When West Ham’s official Twitter account released a graphic breaking the squad down into their respective positions, it showed four strikers in West Ham’s Asia Trophy squad.

But Javier Hernandez is the only recognised centre-forward in the squad. The three others are wingers: Felipe Anderson, Michail Antonio and Andriy Yarmolenko.

(Photo by Daniel Kopatsch – WHUFC/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Jordan Hugill has not been included in the squad despite being West Ham’s second choice striker now. After selling Marko Arnautovic and failing to land Maxi Gomez, West Ham only have two senior strikers on their books.

West Ham’s Asia Trophy squad

Goalkeepers: Lukasz Fabianski, David Martin, Roberto.

Full-backs: Aaron Cresswell, Ryan Fredericks, Ben Johnson, Pablo Zabaleta.

Centre-backs: Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Winston Reid.

Central midfielders: Josh Cullen, Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble, Pedro Obiang, Declan Rice, Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere.

Attacking midfielders/wingers: Felipe Anderson, Michail Antonio, Grady Diangana, Robert Snodgrass, Andriy Yarmolenko.


Striker: Javier Hernandez.

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