Sullivan has confidence in Bilic

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has got behind beleaguered manager Slaven Bilic in the wake of his side's 5-1 defeat at home to Arsenal on Saturday.

Bilic admitted to feeling "humiliated" by the heavy loss to their London rivals, which left the Hammers just one point above the drop zone in 17th place.

Much was expected of the east London club after the Croatian coach guided them to seventh in the final Premier League standings last season, coupled with their move from Upton Park to the 60,000-seater London Stadium.

However, they have struggled in the new campaign and are yet to settle in their new surroundings, having won just twice in the top flight on home soil.

But Sullivan wants everyone connected with West Ham to pull together as they look to turn things around ahead of a resting festive period.

"Slaven cares passionately and this defeat will be hurting him as much as anyone," he told the club's official website.

"I have no doubts that he is doing everything he can to address the situation and everyone is working together to ensure we turn our season around.

"Despite what some people have said, there is still a great spirit among the players and everyone is working towards the same objective.

"We all need to stick together and get behind the team. We are all part of the West Ham United family and in hard times families pull together."

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