Moyes admits "I have a decision to make"

  • by Staff Writer
  • Friday, 20th April 2018

David Moyes say that he is yet to decide who will keep goal for the Hammers when they make the short trip across London this weekend to face Arsenal.

The current imcumbent, Joe Hart, was heavily criticised last week for the howler that allowed Peter Crouch to score what could have been a disastrous goal to concede, but for Andy Carroll's late equaliser that save the Hammers a point.

And as a result of Hart's latest ricket, Moyes says he now has a decision to make with regards to who to play in goal against Arsenal - which leaves the ENgland jhopeful facing being dropped for a second time since December.

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"Joe made a mistake for Stoke's goal and now I have a decision to make," Moyes said in his column for the Evening Standard. "Adrian was left out following a slight dip in form and I have good competition in the goalkeeping department.

"Joe played really well at Chelsea a couple of weeks ago and that inclines me to think that yes, we can all make mistakes. We have to try and win the games, though, and I have to ensure I am picking the right players.

"I've not made a decision on it yet. I'll have a look at everyone in the remaining two training sessions before Sunday's match at Arsenal and then decide."

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The manager also revealed why he chose to leave the club's second top goalscorer, Javier Hernandez, on the bench once again - in a game in which many supporters felt the onus was on West Ham to provide the attacking impetus.

"Our form in the previous two games, against Southampton and then Chelsea, had been good with one striker," explained Moyes. "My concern was that we needed creative players to make the chances.

"On the night, Stoke did a pretty effective job on Marko [Arnautovic] and Arthur Masuaku and that nullified what we were trying to do a bit. When Chicharito did come on he looked lively while Andy and Manuel Lanzini also made a positive difference when they were introduced."

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