John Pantsil was thrilled with the welcome he received from West Ham fans for their defeat at Arsenal.

The Ghana international made his first start for the Hammers since October 2006 and told WHUTV: "I love the fans and the way they always cheer the players up.

"Everywhere we go we see the fans in their numbers. They are great people. We love them and whenever I am playing, and see the fans, it gives me more strength. I love the fans and always want to see them."