Andre Ayew insists West Ham are continuing to improve under David Moyes and has urged his side to learn from Tuesday’s narrow Carabao Cup defeat at Arsenal.
The Gunners ran out 1-0 winners courtesy of a scrappy Danny Welbeck goal as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made 11 changes to his side.
Moyes made six alterations of his own as the Hammers went down to their first defeat in four games.
Since losing 2-1 at Manchester City earlier this month, West Ham beat reigning Premier League champions Chelsea and drew with Arsenal before thrashing Stoke 3-0 to move themselves out of the relegation zone.
But their much-changed side could not spring another upset as Arsenal booked their place in the League Cup semi-finals for the first time in six years but Ayew, who started a game for the first time since the 4-0 loss at Everton last month, believes it was another performance to build upon.
“I think we have players who have the desire, players who want to run and play for the club,” he told whufc.com.
“We are getting better and better. We lose 1-0 at the Emirates, with young lads also playing, it’s good for them, it’s good for the club, for the future.
“We’re going to use this game to become better and work and be better for Saturday because that’s what’s important at the moment.
“I’m disappointed because I’m a competitor and I always want to go further, but I think we can learn a lot from this and we can become a better squad and hopefully we can get good results before the end of the year.”