It’s time to accept it West Ham supporters, whether you want to admit or not: The Hammers are one more poor result away from being sucked into another relegation fight in the 21st century.
Slaven Bilic’s side lost their fifth consecutive game Wednesday night, as Arsenal secured a 3-0 victory to keep their hopes of another Top 4 finish realistically alive.
It was a first half mostly of inaction, as West Ham defended well to go into halftime scoreless. But in the 58th minute, after a little bit of a scramble in the West Ham box, Mesut Ozil opened the scoring for Arsene Wenger’s team after the German star delivered a savable shot that somehow found its way past Darren Randolph.
Arsenal would get a match clinching second goal, when Theo Walcott capped off a vintage Arsenal goal in the 68th minute, set up by mercurial talents Alexis Sanchez and Ozil, who provided the assist. And the Gunners would add a stylish third, when Olivier Giroud curled home a beautiful goal in the 83rd minute.
The times get more and more nervy racking for West Ham, as they have another prime Saturday match against the latest relegation zone side trying to drag them in to the bloody fight for survival. It will be Swansea City coming to the London Stadium for what will be a tension filled showdown this weekend.
And if the Hammers lose that match, goodness knows what will happen the rest of the season.