Michail Antonio has established himself as a key player for West Ham United in recent seasons and he’s proven to be vital this term.
With eight goals this season, Antonio is way ahead of the chasing pack as West Ham’s leading scorer in the Premier League and that could suggest where the Hammers’ problems lie, as no other player has more than three goals.
In fact, Antonio has led the way valiantly over the past two seasons and his tally of eight goals has seen him equal the number he set during the entirety of the last campaign.
16 – Michail Antonio has scored more Premier League goals than any other West Ham player since the start of last season (16). Coveted.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 10, 2017
Whilst it shows that West Ham have a very capable asset on their hands that they need to hold on to, it makes it clear that a top-class striker is desperately needed at the Olympic Stadium and the club have to splash out this January.
It says a lot that Andy Carroll is the only recognised striker to have found the net in the Premier League this season, netting two goals.