West Ham play host to Arsenal in the Premier League tonight.
The Hammers and the Gunners are in the midst of woeful runs of form.
Both sides need a win desperately, and it really could go either way.
Many West Ham fans wanted Manuel Pellegrini to play two up front against Arsenal tonight. But once again, the stubborn Chilean has stuck with the same old 4-1-4-1 formation.
And some Hammers fans vented their rage on Twitter…
Whys haller on the bench jesus christ @Ing_Pellegrini play 2 upfront ffs
— Roberto Jimenez (@Roberto03262522) December 9, 2019
— Kieran Keyse (@kierankeyse) December 9, 2019
Haller might not be in the best form but he shouldn’t be dropped, front 2 with Antonio PLEASE
— connor brooks (@connorbroooks) December 9, 2019
This would be common sense, something the old dinosaur doesn’t have.
— Luke (@dobbydobz) December 9, 2019
Just get the old git out of the club
— Xande (@GoldXandeSilva) December 9, 2019
No haller and antonio up top together 🙁
— J (@j1mrphy) December 9, 2019
one up top again, no doubt Haller will be subbed on for Antonio too
— Liam (@liamions) December 9, 2019
Creative? No. Predicable yes. Why not 4-4-2? Ffs….. 🤦♀️⚒️
— 🇬🇧⚒️👠 Edgware Bubbles 👠⚒️🇬🇧 (@KillerHeels_UK) December 9, 2019
All we want is two up front
— Christian Stevens ⚒ (@CStevens2109) December 9, 2019
4-5-1 again, boring, negative pensioner
— ⚒ Matt Bridge ⚒ (@Bridgey_Matt) December 9, 2019
need Antonio, Yarma, Anderson, Haller together, wtf Pelegrini?
— Валентин Флорин (@florinosada1) December 9, 2019
Haller and Antonio upfront makes more sense.
Does he really think same shit works every game????
One trick pony #COYI
— IMRANO © ⚒ (@1mrano) December 9, 2019
Not starting our £45m striker. Ok.
— Luke ⚒ (@lukejessop16) December 9, 2019
You’ve got to be kidding me
— Joe (@BoulcottJoe) December 9, 2019
Haller not in a 2 up front once again , snodgrass is on instead of yarma even though he missed a sitter last game, and the subs are extremely negative. Pellegrini needs to go im afraid
— Danny (@DannyWatkins52) December 9, 2019
And West Ham legend Trevor Sinclair thinks the same…
Would have played 4-4-2 tonight with Antonio & Haller #COYI ⚒
— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) December 9, 2019
The former Manchester City boss really does seem clueless.
If there was ever a time to play a 4-4-2 or even a 3-5-2 it would be now against a fragile Arsenal side who look shaky every single time they defend.
West Ham have a real relegation battle on their hands at the moment. They are currently just one point clear of the drop zone.
If they lose tonight against Arsenal, panic really could set in.
And in all honesty, there would only be one man to blame if that turns out to be the case.