Richard Keys has made a very bold claim about West Ham United’s recent progress and the demise of Arsenal and Tottenham.
Tottenham and Arsenal are in danger of being overtaken by West Ham.
The Hammers are flying high this season.
David Moyes’s men can cement their place inside the top four with a win away at Aston Villa this afternoon.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are really struggling under Nuno Espirito Santo. Spurs are currently sitting down in eighth spot.
Arsenal have been better in recent weeks but there are clearly still very big problems at the Emirates. Whether Mikel Arteta will get it right in the end remains to be seen.
What is clear and obvious is that David Moyes has got it right at the London Stadium.
Richard Keys makes bold claim about West Ham
Moyes has the Hammers flying high and for the first time in a very long time, we are receiving compliments from pundits and opposition fans.
It’s actually quite hard to get used to!
Keys discussed West Ham’s recent rise to prominence when speaking on BeIN SPORTS:
“West Ham, them beating City wasn’t a surprise. That’s the sort of company they mix with these days. Have they really shifted the balance of power across London. Are Spurs and Arsenal now, both of them, looking to catch up with West Ham?”
Keys’ co-host on beIN SPORTS Andy Gray then suggested that the Hammers need to produce the goods consistently and are ‘slowly’ closing the gap on their London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
“I think it’s moving rather more quickly.”
West Ham will be tested more as the season goes on.
So far this term, we have been very lucky with injuries. And with a small squad, it will need to stay that way if we are to gatecrash the top four.
West Ham are more than capable of doing just that. It’s too early to say that we are nailed on for Champions League football though. As Gray mentioned, Moyes’s side need to show consistency over a lengthy period of time before that happens.
The Hammers are well on our way though, that’s for sure.