Ferdinand: It's sink or swim
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Anton Ferdinand is keen for West Ham to end Arsenal's unbeaten record at Emirates.
Anton Ferdinand is keen for West Ham United to end Arsenal's unbeaten record at Emirates Stadium.
The Hammers - battling for survival - head to North London on Saturday in search of a third consecutive Premiership win.
Arsenal have yet to lose in 22 matches at their new home, but Ferdinand feels West Ham must target three points.
"Arsenal have players that play in big games, so it's going to be a very hard game, but hopefully we'll be the first team to beat them at the Emirates Stadium," said Ferdinand.
"It's either sink or swim now and we have to make sure we keep swimming.
"We've given ourselves a chance and we've been showing the spirit that we should have showed earlier on in the season. It's better late than never and it's time to start kicking on."
West Ham boss Alan Curbishley also admits that his side can not visit the Emirates with anything other than a win on their minds.
Curbishley said: "We need to win the majority of our last seven games, so I see Arsenal as another game and we have to just go for it.
"A lot of the newly-promoted sides look at the top four as a bonus game. West Ham are not in that position. We need to beat Arsenal.
"When you get into the run-in I don't think it matters if you are playing the top sides. They are looking to go for the three points as well because they are pushing for Europe.
"And why can't we go and get a result at Arsenal? Our fans will go there expecting us to do something and we have got to go there and try to do something."