Tony Cottee highlights a clear problem at West Ham

Tony Cottee attends the London Football Awards on March 2, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

West Ham United have managed to turn things around in recent months, but there is still plenty of work left to do.

27 Nov 1999:  Tony Cottee and Martin O''Neill of Leicester the Coventry City v Leicester City FA Carling Premiership match at Highfield Road, Coventry. Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird

Ex-Hammers ace Tony Cottee spoke exclusively to popular sports betting company Sporting Bet, and highlighted a clear problem for his former side.

West Ham seem rejuvenated under the stewardship of David Moyes, and currently occupy 11th position in the Premier League table, after making a worrying start to their campaign.

Moyes admitted recently that he has an imbalanced squad at his disposal at the London Stadium, with too many forward players and not enough midfielders and defenders.

Andy Carroll thanks the fans during a lap of honor after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England.

Cottee highlighted the forward area as a problem for West Ham, and more specifically, how the strikers at the club have been utilised.

The 52-year-old, who scored 148 goals over the course of two separate spells with the Hammers, told Sporting Bet how his former club's use of their attacking players represents a clear problem:

"There's a clear problem at West Ham with how to utilise their strikers because they've had Sakho, Ayew, Carroll and Chicharito sitting on the bench while Antonio or Arnautovic are up front instead. Moyes will continue to try find his best forwards but I think we will see at least a couple of those names leave the club this summer."

Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017...

The form of Arnautovic has made it hard for Moyes to include the likes of Andy Carroll and Chicarito more regularly.

The 28-year-old has been so good, in fact, that West Ham fans haven't even missed some of their star players.

And with the January transfer window now open for business, it would be no surprise to see some of the Hammers attackers leave the London Stadium this month.

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