Arsenal vs West Ham United Preview
Despite producing a fine performance in a London derby against Chelsea, the Gunners eventually failed to grab something from the Stamford Bridge clash. Unai Emery’s troops are determined to record their first win of the season and we predict they will go all guns blazing at West Ham United when the two teams face each other at Emirates Stadium. The Hammers, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth in front of home fans at the weekend, meaning that they could be low on confidence in the London derby against Arsenal. Marko Arnautovic scored his first goal of the season in the 2-1 defeat to the Cherries and there is every chance the Austria international will pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. However, seeing that the Gunners showed signs of improvement in the 3-2 loss to Chelsea, we believe that home win should be considered.
Did you know?
Arsenal, who have lost their opening two fixtures, last started a league campaign with three successive defeats in 1954/55. They have only ever suffered that unwanted hat-trick four times, also doing so in 1895/96, 1921/22 and 1923/24.
Arsenal won 47 Premier League points at home last season. Only champions Manchester City managed more, with 50.
West Ham have won five PL matches away against Arsenal, three of them coming at Highbury and the other two at Emirates Stadium. Only Liverpool and Manchester United have triumphed away against the Gunners on more occasions, with seven and eight victories respectively.
Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi has made 17 tackles and interceptions combined this season; four more than any other player.