Declan Rice marked West Ham’s 50th appearance at the London Stadium with a magnificent goal to secure victory against Arsenal.
The youngster, who committed his long-term future to the club last week, celebrated his new contract by scoring the only goal of the game against the Gunners. Samir Nasri, playing his first Premier League game since August 2016, teed up the youngster who left Bernd Leno no chance with his ferocious drive. The Hammers held on for all three points at the Emirates to boost their chances of finishing in the European places.
Their start to life under Manuel Pellegrini has been impressive but the club could be handed a massive blow if Marko Arnautovic leaves the club. The Austrian has been a key player this season but is subject of interest from China with bids of around £35m rumoured (via BBC Sport) to be in the offing. Michail Antonio admitted on Goals on Sunday (via the Sun) that the former Stoke man wants to leave the club and everyone knows it.
To replace him, the Hammers should make a move for Copenhagen wonderkid – Robert Skov. Valued at £4.5m by Transfermarkt, the 22-year-old joined the club in January last year and has established himself as one of the league’s best players. Skov has been one of the most in-form players in world football during the current campaign, helping his side to the top of the standings in Denmark.
Skov has been scoring for fun in the Superligaen, finding the back of the net an incredible 18 times in just 20 appearances. The youngster can play right across the forward line, making him a useful option for Pellegrini to have at his disposal if Arnautovic departs. Not only does the winger possess excellent finishing ability, but he is also a set-piece specialist, scoring five free-kicks already this season; he would add another string to the Hammers’ bow.
Still developing and improving, landing Skov’s signature could prove to be an astute piece of business.
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