West Ham have struggled to find consistent form this season but handed themselves a huge boost on Saturday by defeating Newcastle 3-0.
The Hammers win means they started December with a vital victory, which presents a platform to build upon over the course of the busy festive season that lies ahead – with Cardiff City next up at the London Stadium this evening.
While all eyes will be cast on the match, plenty of supporters cannot help but monitor the goings on behind the scenes and plenty have made it clear they want to see Pablo Zabaleta’s stint in East London extended.
Now 33, the Argentina international has suggested he could bring an end to his career at the end of the season but plenty of supporters believe he still has enough in the tank to be an asset for another year – and they have not shied away from making their opinion heard.
After another fine performance against Newcastle, many took to social media to praise his display and some used the opportunity to urge Zabaleta to extend his deal.
Love you Zaba we all do, let’s have another year please #COYI
— Dawkins (@Si_23Q) December 1, 2018
You may not have been with us that long but you are becoming a legend already top pro
— mark weir (@hammer_upton) December 1, 2018
Another solid performance from you Zaba, defiantly looks like you have at least another season in a ‘s shirt still in you! #COYI
— Adrian Smith (@adiesmith64) December 1, 2018
One more year, one more year Zabaleta
— Liam (@liamoshea66) December 1, 2018
Stay with us another year mate
— Steve Willis (@stevew181) December 1, 2018
That tackle on Rondon in the area when he just about to shoot, was perfection! We love you, and hope you last another season! You’re a real Hammer…..
— Danny Cunningham (@DannyCunningh11) December 1, 2018
One more year Pablo mi amigo!
— Wolf Nine (@Wolf_Nine9) December 1, 2018
absolute warrior love this guy
— aftab akram (@hammer_786) December 1, 2018