Arsenal legend Ian Wright has given his verdict on West Ham United and their qualification hopes for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) next term. Ian Wright talked about the Hammers and their UCL qualification hopes while he was on Premier League TV last week Monday shortly after the London club got the better of Leeds United at home to boost their chances of securing a place in the Champions League for the new season which starts in August. Ian Wright watched as West Ham beat Leeds United 2-0 at home and when asked about the Hammers’ chances of a place in the top four on the Premier League table, the ex-Arsenal striker said the club will have to win the majority of their remaining league games if they want a spot in the Champions League next season. Only a top four place in the league will berth a spot in the Champions League next season.
Ian Wright revealed that West Ham United need to target points in the upcoming games against Newcastle United and Leicester City to boost their Champions League qualification hopes. The Hammers faced Manchester United last weekend and that encounter ended in a 1-0 defeat for manager David Moyes and his players away from home through a Craig Dawson own goal. The result meant that West Ham United failed to move level with Chelsea in fourth place in the race for the Champions League next season. The Hammers have another opportunity to move to the same number of points as Chelsea this weekend when they entertain Arsenal at the London Stadium. A win for the Hammers would move them to within goal difference of the top four. West Ham United still have a slight advantage as they host the Blues later this season in what could be a pivotal game for fourth position and Champions League football next season.