Having beenmade to train with the Under-23s after downing tools and refusing to play a week or so ago, the full ramifications of Dimitri Payet's insubordination at West Ham are now beginning to hit home.
Indeed, as well has being frozen out of the first-team by Slaven Bilic for attempting to weasel a move back to Marseille, Payet has now suffered the ultimate in footballing ignominy he's been deleted from Mark Noble's team Whatsapp group.
West Ham took the precaution of stationing a steward right next to an image of Dimitri Payet on the wall outside the London Stadium for their game against Crystal Palace today.
As you're probably well aware, Payet has been refusing to play or train for the Hammers for the past few days after informing the club that he wishes to jump ship before the end of the transfer window.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Dimitri Payet is refusing to play for the cluband wants to leave pronto.
Payet quickly became a fan's favourite at the Hammers after arriving in June of 2015 on a five-year contract, finishing his debut season as the club's Player of the Year and their joint-top goalscorer.
We fans of Arsenal or any other football club for that matter are known to see things with a certain amount of bias and that is only to be expected really. But I do not think you needed any kind of rose tinted spectacles to see that Arsenal were the better side in the Premier [...]
Arsenal make the short trip across London to take on West Ham in tonight's evening game. The Hammers have struggled so far this term, with their new stadium not proving to be as beneficial to their team's form as it has been to the club's income. West Ham can boast only two wins from their [...]
So, after Arsenal's debacle in midweek at home to Southampton, we will see a completely different line-up for this evening's game at West Ham. At least most of our stars were rested on Wednesday so we will have a fresh team keen to keep our 12 game unbeaten run in the Premier League going... Obviously [.
There will be no Andy Carroll (in the starting 11 at least).
The pony-tailed party-loving poacher is, as is often the case, not fully fit. This is good news for Arsenal. Last time out, he bagged a quick-fire hat-trick against the Gunners. The Geordie Juggernaut liked scoring against Arsenal when he played for Newcastle, too.
With Dimitri Payet still off sulking somewhere, a stirring second-half performance sawWest Ham barrel their way to a 3-0 over Crystal Palace at the London Stadium.
After a slow start to proceedings, Sofiane Feghouli finally got the ball rolling in the 68th minute with his first Premier League goal for the Hammers before Andy Carroll clattered away the second just 10 minutes later.
Hard as it may be to believe at first, it turns out that West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan are almost totally shite at signing strikers.
Case in point being that their most recent attacking acquisition, Simone Zaza, is already on the verge of leaving the club without a single goal to his name though he did manage two shots on target in the space of nine Premier League games.
West Ham have reportedly sent a letter to the Premier League's so-called big fivein a "frantic"bid to fill out their squad in the winter transfer window.
According to Matt Law in the Telegraph, the Hammers have writtena "begging letter" to Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool to enquire as to whether they have any strikers, full-backs or central defenders they'd be willing to loan out in January.
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney will be suspended for United’s match against his boyhood club Everton this weekend after picking up his fifth booking of the season. England’s all-time top scorer was shown the yellow card for dissent in the 54th minute of United’s EFL League Cup quarter-final against West Ham last evening when he reacted impatiently after being penalised by referee Mike Jones for a foul on West Ham midfielder Edimilson Fernandes.