Andre Ayew Disappointed With West Ham's League Cup Exit

Ann Santiago
December 23, 2017

Following the meeting with West Ham, Newcastle play Manchester City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Stoke City over the Christmas and New Year period.

They have also been solid at home in their last three games with two draws and a win.

West Ham United central defender James Collins believes that new manager David Moyes has rejuvenated the squad and improved West Ham immeasurably. The Magpies are coming off a 1-0 loss at Arsenal last Saturday in which they played well in the second half without finding an equaliser.

"A few weeks back, the confidence was low and people were probably fearing the worst with the games that we had, but it shows the character of the lads to come through and get seven points from the last three games".

"We should have defended it better".


"We're going to use this game to become better and work and be better for Saturday because that's what's important at the moment. I dont think Mark Noble will be fit in time either - he has been suffering from a tight hamstring for a week or so and we cant take chances with that".

The Frenchman has been utilising his squad to full effect so far this season, with one set of players being deployed in the Premier League and, largely, a completely different squad being selected in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.

And Wenger, who is again expected to rotate his side fully in Friday's clash with Liverpool, has been suitably impressed by the pair. "You're here for a reason, so be responsible and do what you can" and I thought I did that", Quina revealed. Both of them have done that very well, when you look the ball is played out from the back and they both have that quality.

When they face West Ham this weekend, the pairing will likely be Merino and Isaac Hayden in the midfield.

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