West Ham are struggling, says Valon Behrami

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Valon Behrami

West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami says the London club are going through a “bad moment” and believes the club’s precarious financial situation is to blame.

The Hammers face Arsenal in the FA Cup at Upton Park later today and go into the match on a poor run of form having claimed only one win from their last six games.

The 24-year-old said: “The FA Cup has arrived for us at a moment when we are struggling in the Premier League and we have a lot of players who are injured so this is not a good moment for us.

“The draw was not very kind to us but we are at home and if we play like a team, we can have a good result. A good cup run could help us in the league.”

The Swiss international went on to voice his concerns over the club’s current financial situation and how debt estimated to be around £48m may force the sale of players during the January transfer window.

“I have spoken a number of times with the people above us to make the situation clear and what is the real situation?” he said.

“It is clear that we need to know our future. I am looking for someone in January to help us and (tell us) that we don’t have to sell players.

“Off the pitch there has to be stability because when you have problems like this it can affect you on the pitch,” he continued.

“I am hoping the new year will be better for everyone at West Ham and we can have some positive things because right now there’s a lot of negativity.”

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