The Iron have expressed their intention to challenge the status quo by spending around 100 million pounds on new players this summer. West Ham broke the transfer record to capture striker midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio for £ 36m. The commission exceeded the previous record paid by the club, with Isa Diop's signature of £ 22 million in the same transfer window. Two former Arsenal players have moved to London to join Manuel Pellegrini's revolution at the Olympic Stadium. Related articles
"I think West Ham has had an extraordinary window"
Sky Sports pundit Tim Sherwood
Jack Wilshere, a diplomat at the Gunners Academy, arrived at no cost and was followed by Lucas Perez who signed a £ 4 million contract yesterday. The arsenal paid £ 17 million for the Spanish striker two years ago, but former manager Arsene Wenger gave him few opportunities to make his mark. He believes that the additions, including the Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko, will see West Ham compete with Arsenal for European qualification. "I think West Ham has had an extraordinary window," he told The Debate on Sky Sports.
West Ham could be set to rival Arsenal according to Sherwood
Felipe Anderson is the signature of West Ham
"It will certainly not be a relegation battle for West Ham, it will be at the center of the standings". I could even see them push Arsenal and I know I can see Wrighty staring at me (laughs). "I think on paper and I know nothing is won on paper, Arsenal could have a better firepower.
Jack Wilshere has chosen to continue his career at West Ham
"But on the rest of the field, I think West Ham probably had better players." Both teams will begin their Premier League games with difficult opening matches next weekend. Pellegrini's team will face Liverpool on Sunday (1.30pm) before Arsenal face the Manchester City champion defense later that day (16.00). Related articles