West Ham will not have been unaware of Arsenal’s bouncebackability and would have been warned of complacency.
That is the view taken by Kevin Campbell as he spoke to Football Insider, detailing how Moyes works and what it is like to play under him.
The Hammers squandered an early 3-0 lead to earn merely a point following a 3-3 turnaround from Mikel Arteta’s side.
When quizzed as to whether it was a worth draw for West Ham, the ex-Everton man said:
“This is the crazy thing, you can be winning 3-0 and cruising but if the opposition score before half-time it can change everything.
“The West Ham dressing room would have been buoyant at half-time. I know David Moyes, he would have said to them they will come after us in the second-half so make sure you’re resilient.
“But I do not think even could have predicted what happened in the second half. It was total domination from Arsenal. West Ham were trying to break out and they had a couple of chances to make it four but it wasn’t to be.
“Once Lacazette equalised, there was only going to be one team win it. So when Moyes said it was a good point, I think it was because of that.
“With five minutes to go David Moyes would have taken the point. If they were to lose that game, it would have massively knocked their confidence.
“It is a good point if you consider the circumstances.”
Moyes told the BBC that it was a “good point” despite the capitulation, but Moyes will surely have been putting on a brave face.
West Ham were in the driving seat in a crucial fixture, and there must surely have been an undercurrent of anger.
West Ham will need to show a greater defensive acumen if they are to avoid dropping points in their quest to fire up the table.