David James discusses West Ham's dream season, Ian Wright names three key signings

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West Ham United have been praised by former players Ian Wright and David James.

Former West Ham United stars Ian Wright and David James have given their views on the club's season whilst speaking to BT Sport.

The Hammers drew 3-3 with Arsenal on Saturday in one of the most entertaining games of the season, with West Ham initially going 2-0 behind before an Andy Carroll hat-trick handed them a 3-2 lead, only for Laurent Koscielny to rescue a point for Arsenal.

It's a third straight draw for the Hammers, whose outside hopes of qualifying for the Champions League have faded over the last three games.

However, Slaven Bilic has enjoyed a superb first season as Hammers boss and Europe League qualification looks likely in the club's final ever season in their historic Upton Park stadium, ahead of the big move to the Olympic Stadium this summer.

West Ham appear to be a club moving in the right direction, and they should be an attractive proposition to potential signings during the summer transfer window, where Bilic and co will be looking to kick on and improve even more.

Whilst new signings will be coming in, former Hammer striker Ian Wright has praised three signings from last summer, hailing Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio.

Ex-West Ham goalkeeper David James also had kind words for West Ham, suggesting on BT Sport that this has been a dream season for the club, and far beyond any of Slaven Bilic's expectations.

"The players that have come in have done very, very well," said Wright. "The obvious candidates are the likes of Payet and Lanzini, and obviously Antonio. I think it's progression for West Ham; this is a fantastic season for them, they're going to the Olympic Stadium, and they now want to be finish around fourth, because that's where their ambitions lie now," he added.

"If you take into consideration that West Ham have spent many years in the Premier League in the bottom half, to be up there and fighting, it's almost a dream. If you'd have said to Slaven Bilic at the beginning of the season, 'do you think you're going to be challenging for Europe in the league?', I don't think he'd have said yes," added James.

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