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David James says West Ham are "not afraid of anyone" following the draw with Arsenal last weekend.

Despite his displeasure at the team not getting all three points on Saturday, he says that the match should act as a springboard towards getting the first win of the season against Charlton.

"I was disappointed because of the nature of the second goal," he admits, "but there were more positives than negatives. It was more of the 'home' West Ham of last season.

"We are confident and not frightened of anyone, but there was frustration based on the fact that we played so well that we could have won the game.

"However, I am delighted with the way the lads responded after the Newcastle game and the performance stood us in good stead.

"If you look at last season, Arsenal came at us on the back of a long winning run as well, and it is just unfortunate for us that it didn't end in a defeat for them on Saturday when we scuppered them again."

David was delighted Joe Cole got his first league goal since May of last year, and adds: "Joe's goal was almost as good as Thierry Henry's. He is coming of maturity now, which is good for West Ham."

David continues as captain against Charlton, of course, and Glenn Roeder says: "David has been very honoured to be captain; when I asked him about it first of all, I said that if it was going to affect his performance I wouldn't ask him do it, but he has been delighted to captain the club while Steve and Paolo are not available."

From Steve Lomas' point of view as club captain, he says he is focused on returning to action rather than anything else.

"It is one of those things; I will be happy to be back playing and whatever happens, happens," he stresses. "I'm sure we will talk about it nearer the time."