However, when taking to Twitter, the Hammers co-chairman was delighted to be up to fifth and, of course, praised match-winner Michail Antonio.
Antonio netted in the first half for West Ham to secure a 1-0 win against Sunderland and former Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.
But, in an unusual move, Gold also tweeted a rarely heard phrase at Upton Park: 'come on Arsenal.'
Not at our best today but a great goal from Michail Antonio gave us the three points that took us to 5th in the PL. come on Arsenal. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) February 27, 2016
Gold is referring to Arsenal's visit of Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. If the Gunners can beat Man United, it will keep West Ham four points clear of Louis van Gaal's men.
West Ham's hopes of a top-four spot, meanwhile, are still alive after this weekend's results. Slaven Bilic's side would need Manchester City to pick up a few more bad results but that isn't exactly outside the realms of possibility right now.
Fifth would be an incredible finish for West Ham, however, and that explains Gold's support for Arsenal on this occasion...