David Gold responds on Twitter when asked who is to blame for West Ham's summer signings

West Ham co chairman David Gold

West Ham United have struggled so far this season.

West Ham co-chairman David GoldWest Ham co-chairman David Gold

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to state that everybody is accountable for the club's summer signings – but maintains that this is the strongest squad they've had in some time.

The Hammers lost 3-2 at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening, as they let a 2-1 lead slip in the dying stages, conceding two late goals to lose the game 3-2.

That leaves West Ham just one point clear of the relegation zone, having won just three of their first 12 Premier League games this season.

This wasn't how this season was supposed to go for West Ham. The move from Upton Park to the London Stadium was meant to help the Hammers kick on and go to the next level after an impressive first season under Slaven Bilic last term, but instead they find themselves on the cusp of a relegation battle.

West Ham co chairman David GoldWest Ham co chairman David Gold

Many fans feel that the summer recruitment is to blame, as West Ham brought in a whole raft of players, with few of them making any sort of impact so far.

Right back Alvaro Arbeloa has made just one start, left back Arthur Masuaku has struggled with injury problems, midfielder Havard Nordtveit has been error-prone, wingers Gokhan Tore and Sofiane Feghouli have offered very little, whilst strikers Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri have yet to find the net in the Premier League.

West Ham co chairman David GoldWest Ham co chairman David Gold

Youngsters Edimilson Fernandes and Ashley Fletcher look to have bright future, but even big-money signing Andre Ayew has yet to justify his price tag, leaving fans to question their signings.

One fan sent a message to co-chairman David Gold asking who is to blame for the poor recruitment – and Gold suggested that everybody, such as David Sullivan and manager Bilic – are all to blame, but he still claims that this is the strongest squad West Ham have had in years, meaning they should be performing better than they are.

 

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