David Moyes downplays Arsenal’s title after West Ham beaten

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David Moyes has downplayed Arsenal’s title chances after the Gunners beat his West Ham side 3-1 at the Emirates. The Scotsman suggested Manchester City are a step above his Boxing Day opposition as he tipped them for the trophy instead. 

The Irons started the match well with Said Benrahma’s penalty opening the scoring with the side leading going into half-time. However goals from Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah completed a comfortable second-half comeback for the Gunners. 

The victory sent Arsenal seven points clear at the Premier League summit but Moyes played down their chances of winning the title, suggesting City were better placed. 

“We saw Leicester City win the league so it is not to say you cannot do it,” he told Amazon Prime. “Arsenal have a good side, good players but Manchester City are waiting out there. Most people will say they are a step above others.

“We have played well in a lot of the games, even today and we maybe could have made it 2-0. I was more disappointed in the way we conceded the second and third goals. We had opportunities to clear it for that last one and we didn’t. We can be hard to beat and resilient, we needed to be in the second half and we weren’t.”

The Sky Blues are currently third, eight points behind Mikel Arteta’s men but can cut the gap to five if they beat Leeds on Wednesday. 

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