What West Ham are doing to prepare for Man City clash as Arsenal dealt another title race blow

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United, reacts following the Premier League match between West Ham United and Luton Town at London Stadium on May 11, 2024
David Moyes could help Arsenal win the Premier League -Credit:Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Arsenal have just been dealt another blow to their hopes of winning the Premier League. Regardless of whether Manchester City drop points to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night, West Ham provide the Gunners with a lifeline in the title race.

Pep Guardiola's side will welcome the Hammers to the London Stadium on the final day of the season, while Arsenal lock horns with Everton at the Emirates Stadium. While Arsenal will likely be required to defeat the Toffees in order to win the league, they'll be hoping that West Ham can do them a favour.

The north Londoners backed Fulham to defeat Manchester City against all the odds last weekend, but the reigning champions waltzed away 4-0 victors. Perhaps that was because Marco Silva's side spent the days building up to the clash flying kites around Motspur Park.

Unfortunately for Arsenal, the Cottagers couldn't give them the breathing space they so desperately craved. Nevertheless, the Gunners will be hoping that West Ham can stop Manchester City on the final day, blowing the title race wide open.

However, lightning seems to have struck twice in London. Ahead of their meeting with the treble winners, Kurt Zouma and Alphonse Areola have begun preparations for the club's pre-season tour of the United States by playing Crocodile Dentist.

A few West Ham supporters hilariously likened the club's attitude to Fulham, whose players were flying kites. To make matters worse for Arsenal fans, David Moyes joked that his side would be lucky to beat Manchester City Under-14s!

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Speaking to reporters on Monday afternoon, the Scotsman said: "It would be difficult stopping their Under 14's winning the title, I think! 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."

While Moyes was obviously joking, Arsenal fans erupted into fury on social media. One user, who goes by @kene8th, replied: "Look at the people arsenal is putting their hopes on winning their title on [crying emoji]."

Meanwhile, @EmenaIo posted: "Arsenal are so cooked. They really thought they did something [crying with laughter emoji."

Then, @JayParbhoo, a West Ham said: "This is exactly Moyes' problem & why he has never beaten some of the top teams away in his entire career. HE just doesn't believe that his teams can do it. They'll try, but deep down, he lacks that raw, ruthless, gut instinct of beating these teams."