Sam Allardyce makes frank admission as David Gold demands improvement on Twitter

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The West Ham boss has been speaking about his side's season.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has made the frank admission that his side's season has been a let-down and a disappointment, according to the Daily Mirror.

Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of West Ham's visit of Arsenal later today, Allardyce pulled no punches in his assessment of a campaign that promised so much but has seen the east London side fall right back down to 10th in the table.

And, rather than beat about the bush and blandly talk about the possibility of salvaging a high finish if West Ham's competitors drop points - something other top-flight managers are all too keen to do - Big Sam was realistic in his appraisal of the situation.

“It’s a let-down now, it’s a disappointment now, there’s no doubt about it,” the 60-year-old told reporters.

“We should be sat challenging for Europe still. We should be and we’ve been in the position to do it and we’ve let it slip. We have entertained well but my point is about winning. I am not interested in anything else other than winning but performances have been good enough to win more games recently.”

West Ham co-chairman David Gold, meanwhile, wants his side's luck to change both in terms of their season and against Arsenal.

Indeed, Gold took to social media last night with a clear message: that it's time for the Hammers to turn things around.

West Ham travel to the Emirates Stadium for a 3pm kick-off, having lost to Arsenal 2-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Victory could potentially lift the east London side back up to eighth in the Premier League.

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