According to reliable West Ham United insider @ExWHUemployee on Episode 105 of ‘The West Ham Way’ radio show, the club are looking to sell winger Michail Antonio for £20m after he has been struggling on the training pitch, and if they do offload him they should move for improving Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi.
Well, the 28-year-old has struggled to recapture the form he showed a couple of seasons ago, and according to the latest episode of the radio show he is struggling with some of the more advanced training drills under manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The attacker has started four of the east London outfit’s six Premier League fixtures so far this term, and was given the opportunity to shine from the start against Chelsea at the London Stadium on Sunday – albeit he failed to take it and missed at least one golden opportunity to score against the Blues.
Struggling behind the scenes and with no goals or assists so far during the current campaign, it appears as though Antonio’s time with West Ham may be coming to an end.
Should Pellegrini succeed in selling the winger, he should move heaven and earth to bring the Arsenal attacker to the club.
Even though he hasn’t been a popular figure among the Emirates Stadium faithful previously – particularly under Arsene Wenger – he has shown a big improvement under the leadership of Unai Emery this term, scoring once and providing a further two assists in four appearances in all competitions.
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The 22-year-old has played just 141 minutes of Premier League football however, and if the rumours are true that Emery wants to sign Ismaila Sarr from Rennes, he is likely to find himself even further down the pecking order.
Given his age and potential, even if he was surplus to requirements with Arsenal he would be a brilliant addition for West Ham.