West Ham United Club Statement

The following is an official Club statement in relation to the Premier League arbitration hearing in London this week...

West Ham United are and remain a Barclays Premier League Football Club. There is no scope for this to be changed by the Premier League's arbitration panel and West Ham United's status cannot be called into question in relation to next season.

West Ham United were not and are not a party to the arbitration and our standing as a Premier League Club is not in doubt as a result of the panel's hearing.

The Club are well advanced in preparing for the new season and are taking further steps to strengthen the playing squad over the summer. We will not be deflected from our goal of achieving success in the Premier League next season.