Date: 25th March 2019 at 7:28pm
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Michail Antonio has been anything other than consistent during his four years in Claret and Blue, but fan account West Ham News has suggested the 28-year-old is looking like he’s back to his best.

Their words have generated a fair bit of feedback on Twitter, with fans all pointing out one glaring issue with the versatile attacker’s game. His shooting.

Since moving to East London from Nottingham Forest, it was only his first two campaigns that he managed to score close to double figures – finding the target nine times apiece in 2015/16 and ‘16/17.

Injuries, of course, took their toll on the Wandsworth-born winger in his third year with us, and he faced a fight to re-establish his presence in the side after becoming nothing more than a fringe star.

He has since reclaimed a spot under Manuel Pellegrini, though, but has only offered glimpses that he has started to get somewhere close to those early years again.

His four goals for the term have been spread throughout his 27 appearances, and yet his shooting numbers per game are on par with his more prolific seasons – Antonio registered 2.4 shots per 90 minutes in his first year with us, compared to 2.6 this season, with his shots from inside the box also down.

The accuracy of his efforts also played a key part in the constructive criticism he received in response to West Ham News’ praise…

 

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