David Moyes is convinced West Ham have turned the corner after a difficult season.
There has been speculation about Moyes’ position as Hammers boss after some dismal results this term and a struggle against relegation.
However, aside from thrashings by Brighton and Newcastle, recent results have been better and the team have climbed to 14th in the table, three points clear of the drop zone.
Hard-fought 1-0 wins against Fulham and fellow strugglers Southampton have given them some much needed breathing space.
Asked at a press conference ahead of this weekend’s derby against Arsenal if he felt he is turning things around, Moyes said: “I do. I think we are. I think we’re in a much better run of form.
“Were a bit up and down in some games, but overall if I took out the Newcastle game and the Brighton game, which I can’t take out, I’d think that defensively we’ve been pretty solid, we’ve won a few games, so I’m quite happy with that.”
Hammers fans have made their frustration clear at times this season but Moyes believes they have a crucial role to play.
He said: “The fans have been huge for us over many seasons.
“These have been the games in which we’ve needed them and hopefully we get the backing of them again this week.”