Is Olivier Giroud to West Ham the perfect move for all parties?

Is Olivier Giroud to West Ham the perfect move for all parties?

This summer marks five years since Arsenal lost their captain, Robin Van Persie, to title rivals Manchester United for a measly 24 million pounds. The deal was in the pipeline for some time, leading Arsene Wenger to seek attacking alternatives. A month earlier he had turned to Montpellier’s top goal scorer during their first ever Ligue 1 winning campaign, Frenchman Olivier Giroud. “He has a very good physical presence and is exceptional in the air, with a great work ethic,” …
Reece Oxford's Bundesliga Loan Shows Up Flaws in English Youth System

Reece Oxford's Bundesliga Loan Shows Up Flaws in English Youth System

The Premier League is seen as the most exciting league in the world and for good reason too. Any team can beat any other and the talent levels are increasing across the league. It may not feature one of the best teams in Europe, with the English teams struggling on the continent in recent seasons, but the product is excellent. The huge television deal has led to increased prices and there is now genuine value in developing your own players …
West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Only a couple of game weeks of Premier League football are left this season and the air is thick with talks of x number of knock-out games. Most of the teams that are playing for something more than pride and points now – be it relegation or European qualification, have to treat their remaining league matches as “finals” to achieve their targets. Arsenal and Liverpool need to win their remaining games to ensure the other does get the fourth spot. …
West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

After their win over local rivals Arsenal last weekend, Tottenham will be wanting to carry on their good form against West Ham United. There is no love lost between these clubs and it will be another fiercely contested match. Although the Hammers haven't had the best season, they will be looking to give their supporters something to cheer about with a win over Spurs. There is still a chance that Mauricio Pochettino's team can win the title this season and …
Arsenal v West Ham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v West Ham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

It's April, which marks the beginning of proper business end of the season, when the title is decided at the very top and relegation will seal the fate of three sides at the bottom. Prelude For Arsenal, it's that time of the year when they go on a run of winning games to steadily consolidate their place in the top four and find themselves in the hat when the Champions League draw is made in the following campaign. But this …
West Ham United Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

West Ham United Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Antonio Conte is rapidly losing his battle to prove that Chelsea are not the only team that can win the title this season. In early February he had said that six teams could still win the title. Very gracious of him but even Liverpool and Manchester United fans are not so naïve to believe that. Indeed, since he made that statement, the chasm between the Blues and the chasing pack has widened. Chelsea sit 10 points ahead of Tottenham who …
Argentine will become key West Ham attacker in Payet's absence

Argentine will become key West Ham attacker in Payet's absence

Following Dmitri Payet's departure from West Ham, the club must now turn to Manuel Lanzini as their key attacker and the Argentine must deliver. He faces a heavy burden - following in the footsteps of the talented Frenchman but Lanzini's importance to Slaven Bilic's side has doubled given Payet's departure. Despite a shaky start to the season and statistics which were much less impressive than his numbers in the final weeks of the 2015-16 season, Payet still held much importance …
West Ham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns during the week and these two sides will be familiar with each other, having played at the beginning of the month in the FA Cup. Manchester City ran out 5-0 winners on that occasion, delivering one of their best performances of the season, but they will be coming up against a different side on Wednesday, as the hosts are playing with confidence. Despite an improvement in performance, City still aren't getting the results that they need …
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