West Ham suffered a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night at the Emirates.

Ian Wright has suggested that the Hammers players looked tired throughout the game.

Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith-Rowe scored for the Gunners, while Lukasz Fabianski saved a penalty in the second half.

Wright said to Premier League Tv Production (15 December):

“At the same time, this West Ham team are at the top end of the league. It’s not by luck or chance.

“The Europa League might be taking its toll on them, but they did look tired.

“Before they went down to ten men, they looked like they could not quite get close enough to Arsenal.”

Valid point

Are West Ham players tiring a bit?

Possibly. David Moyes has kept the same side almost in every game without making big changes, apart from that dead-rubber Europa League tie.

The loss of Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna has been massive
for the club, but there is a worrying pattern now.

Michail Antonio has been really struggling after making a strong start this season. Not only have the goals dried up for him, but his overall contribution has been very poor in recent games.

In midfield, Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek have formed a formidable partnership, but the creative spark in the middle has been missing in recent games.

Probably this is an indication that West Ham need to bolster
their squad in January.

Signing a defender is a priority, while the club must look to add another creative playmaker and a striker if they are serious about making it to the top four.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers have identified their next signing from the Championship.

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