Search

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: I’m a West Ham fan today

PUBLISHED: 09:22 14 May 2017

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (pic Nick Potts/PA)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (pic Nick Potts/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he will be a West Ham fan today – as he gives the East Enders his full support in their bid to beat top four rivals Liverpool at the London Stadium.

With the Gunners winning 4-1 at Stoke City yesterday to move within one point of Liverpool with only two games remaining the long-serving Frenchman is willing the Irons to take points off Jurgen Klopp’s side today in order to qualify for the Champions League for the 21st season in a row.

Slaven Bilic’s team is in a good run of form after all but ending Spurs title hopes with a 1-0 win earlier this month.

They have also shored up their backline since he switched to a three-man defence, conceding a miserly two goals in their previous five matches – all of which have seen them remain unbeaten.

Speaking after the game in the Potteries, Wenger urged on the Irons saying: “Yes, West Ham will have all my support against Liverpool.

“We need to move to 72 points and do our job. We will see what happens. We will keep fighting until the end.”

A brace from Olivier Giroud, a Mesut Ozil goal, involving a sublime through-ball from Alexis Sanchez, and a goal from the Chilean saw Arsenal show character to thrash Mark Hughes’ Stoke side, as the race for fourth spot hots up – starting with today’s crucial game in East London.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 19:15

Essex (206 & 88-4) trail Nottinghamshire (380 & 266) by 352 runs

Yesterday, 17:00

Trevor Tamatave expresses his delight after Wednesday’s event proves to be a huge success

Yesterday, 16:33

Brazil and Costa Rica were winless in their opening matches at the World Cup and were both hoping for their first victory of the tournament at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

Yesterday, 13:00

The experienced duo discussed who they think will win the 2018 World Cup recently

Yesterday, 12:00

Which one of these nine defenders is England’s greatest centre back of all time?

Yesterday, 10:30

The 22-year-old missed training on Thursday, but revealed he is desperate to get playing again as soon as possible

Yesterday, 07:01

Read our daily World Cup blog as Layth Yousif reviews France v Peru.

Thu, 19:49

Essex bowling coach Dimi Mascarenhas says the defending county champions must do better with bat and ball after a difficult second day against Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now