BT Sport Jermaine Jenas believes that West Ham will stay in the battle for the top four despite their poor recent form.
David Moyes’ side have won just one of their last six league games and their 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday evening knocked them down to fifth in the table. However, Jenas believes the Hammers will remain in the fight for Champions League places:
“That [the top four race] is going to be an interesting part come the end of the season. It is going to be wide open. West Ham are going to be in the conversation, I think they will get themselves back into contention. What I like about Arsenal at the moment is defensively they look really good.”
Things are just not quite right at either end of the pitch for West Ham currently. Michail Antonio‘s goals have dried up, and Said Benrahma has also struggled to make an impact in recent weeks, while the long-term injuries to Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma have caused issues at the back.
With the January transfer window just around the corner, though, some of those problems could be fixed with a signing or two. West Ham just need to keep in touch over the Christmas period and hope they recapture the performance levels they showed earlier in the season.