West Ham boss David Moyes is waiting for responses from Mikel Arteta and Roy Hodgson regarding pre-restart friendlies.
Premier League action has been put on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and with the season set to resume again on June 17, clubs are scrambling to arrange behind-closed-doors friendlies to get some much needed match minutes into players’ legs.
West Ham are no exception, with the Hammers set to restart their campaign hovering above the relegation zone on goal difference, with 9 games left to secure safety.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was Moyes’ captain during his time at the helm of Everton, and newspaper The Sun claim Moyes has asked his former player for a friendly against the Gunners.
Any game against Arsenal will need to be scheduled soon, as Arteta will not want to risk injury to his players in the week leading up to their June 17 fixture against Manchester City.
Crystal Palace gaffer Roy Hodgson has also been approached by Moyes about a friendly.
West Ham have already played both Arsenal and Crystal Palace home and away in the Premier League this season, losing all 4 encounters.