Following West Ham’s defeat at the Etihad Stadium last night, David Moyes made a comment about Arsenal, suggesting that they were ‘turned over’ by Manchester City the week before, writes the TBR.
With Arsenal hoping for a surprise result from their London rivals against City, West Ham put up a strong performance and held the Premier League champions to a 0-0 scoreline at halftime. However, City eventually broke down the Hammers’ defence and secured a 3-0 victory. As Arsenal are looking to other teams to help them in the title race following a difficult April, Moyes’ comment may have been of interest to Gunners fans.
After last night’s defeat, the West Ham manager addressed the media and expressed satisfaction with his team’s defensive performance. He went on to mention that Arsenal and Bayern Munich have both suffered losses at the Etihad Stadium in recent times.
Moyes admitted that he would have preferred to receive compliments on their attacking prowess too, but conceded that the team’s defensive structure was commendable. However, he emphasized that their attacking play needed improvement to create more challenges for their opponents.
He said (as quoted by Football.London): “We didn’t cause them enough, very, very minimal problems to be honest. But the other side of it, we tried to do as good of a job as we could.
“We’ve got to remember, Bayern Munich have been there and have been turned over. Arsenal have been here and been turned over, so I don’t think you can kid yourself and just turn up here and without any structure to what you do.
“I thought in the main, the players who were in tonight have done a really good job.”