By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

20th Nov, 2023 | 4:10pm

London Stadium problem causes outrage as ‘it’s a shame’ verdict shared at West Ham United

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium…

Frank McAvennie believes it is a “shame” that clubs are not scared to play West Ham United at the London Stadium.

The verdict comes given how “open” the stadium is, along with the presence of neutral supporters, McAvennie noted.

The pundit added that clubs used to fear playing at Upton Park, the club’s former stadium, with that fear not present at the current stadium.

Speaking to West Ham Zone, McAvennie said: “It’s good, but there are a lot of neutrals there, they are not all fans. People hated playing at Upton Park, but people don’t fear the London Stadium, because it’s open.

“I would love to see the London Stadium turned into a football stadium. Tottenham and Arsenal have that atmosphere.

“There is sometimes an atmosphere at the London Stadium, but teams are not scared of it. It’s a shame, because your home stadium should be a fortress.”

The Hammers currently occupy ninth place in the Premier League table, with a total of 17 points from their 12 matches so far.

It is indeed at the London Stadium where they have picked up more points, with 10 points gained at home and seven gained on the road, as per the official Premier League X account (16 November).

Next up for David Moyes and his players is a trip to Burnley on Saturday (25 November), in the first match back for both clubs after the international break.

In other West Ham news, a report has shared how Hammers insiders feel about a European ace, with a January transfer on the cards.