David Moyes: West Ham Boss Offers Little Hope to Arsenal Ahead of Final Day Clash Against Man City

David Moyes: West Ham Boss Offers Little Hope to Arsenal Ahead of Final Day Clash Against Man City

Elijah Odetokun
May 15, 2024 at 8:30 AM
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  • The Premier League title race will go down to the final matchday
  • Champions Manchester City and Arsenal are in battle for the title
  • The Gunners will rely on West Ham to stop Pep Guardiola’s side

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Arsenal will need help from another London team to stop Manchester City on the final day, but they may not be getting that favour, with the boss offering little to no hope.

City and Arsenal will battle for the Premier League title on the final day of the season, but the champions have the advantage. They only have to win their game to secure the title.

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David Moyes and Mikel Arteta before Arsenal beat West Ham at the London Olympic Stadium on February 11, 2024. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane.
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Mikel Arteta’s men were hopeful that North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur would give them a result last night but lost 2-0 at home to City, who had not won at the new stadium in four attempts.

According to BBC Sports, the defeat ended Tottenham’s hopes of playing in the UEFA Champions League next season and, in some complicated but possible scenarios, could entirely prevent them from reaching Europe.

Moyes offers Arsenal little hope

City’s last three games of the season have been against London clubs—Fulham, Tottenham, and their final-day opponents, West Ham. Two of them have failed to help their neighbours.

The Gunners look forward to the Hammers doing a last-day miracle to help Arteta's men, but from manager David Moyes’ words, such may not be happening.

“It would be difficult stopping their Under 14's winning the title, I think!" he joked to Sky Sports.
“I've said to the players we'll do everything to be professional - that's the word I would use. We'll try and do the best we can.”

The Irons getting a result against City isn't all Arsenal need; they must also beat Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Otherwise, it will have no meaning.

The match is Moyes’ final game in charge of West Ham. He is set to leave the club when his contract expires. Multiple reports claim Julen Lopetegui will replace him.

Rice expects title race surprises

Sports Brief previously reported on Declan Rice telling Arsenal what it'll take for them to overtake Manchester City and win the Premier League title.

The £105 million summer signing from West Ham claimed there could be surprises in the race after scoring and assisting to help his team beat AFC Bournemouth 3-0.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.