Arsenal vs West Ham – Prediction
Arsenal to win 3-1, Arsenal are come of one of their biggest results all season. They do have the habit turning up with a poor performance after a good result but this won’t be one such occasion. The Gunners look hungry and would want a good result heading into the clash against Monaco in mid-week.
The Hammers have been Horrendous since the turn of the year and have picked up just win during that time. West Ham can either turn up and put in the performance of the season or just dig in and wait for the storm to pass. We can Arsenal winning and winning comfortably. Giroud might as well get on the scoresheet.
Arsenal come into this match on the back of 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final win against Manchester United. The Gunners are full of confidence now and the wounds of their Champions League embarrassment against AS Monaco have slowly but surely started to heal.
Arsenal have a next to impossible task in the Champions League of overturning a 3-1 home defeat in first leg and will need to score atleast three against Monaco if they are progress to the quarter’s of the competition.
Arsenal have won 9 of their last 11 games in the league since Christmas and have won the last four games in a row.
Their home form all season has been impressive losing just one of their 13 home games thus far (3 draw and 9 wins). Olivier Giroud will be key man for Arsenal who has a pretty impressive scoring record against the hammers scoring four in the last four games against them.
Arsenal however are set to miss Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain again for a further four weeks after he picked up a a hamstring injury. Arsenal however have Mathieu Flamini back who has recovered from his hamstring injury.
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The Hammers come into this match on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat against Chelsea. It was a game that some might argue West Ham deserved atleast a point but the fact is that they have no one to blame than their sloppy finishing.
West Ham have won just once since Christmas and their drastic slip in form has seen them tumble down the table from Champions League hopefuls to mid-table obscurity.
This will be fourth straight London derby that the Hammers will be facing and they have picked up just a single point from their last three derbies.
Hammers are winless against the Gunners since the 2006/07 season having lost 12 and drawn twice in the 14 cup and league matches they’ve met during that time.
Sam Allardyce has never won a Premier League game away to Arsenal in his managerial career losing seven and drawing three of his 10 previous attempts.
Hammers won’t be helped by the huge list of injuries they are facing. Enner Valencia could possibly miss the clash after he cut his toe by accidentally standing on a broken cup. The other absentees for the Hammers include Alex Song, James Tomkins and Winston Reid.
Carl Jenkinson is ineligible to play against his parent club but the Hammers can take respite in the fact that Morgan Amalfitano is available again after serving out his three game ban.
The last time these two teams this season was just before the new year, West Ham were 5th in the table then and Arsenal were one point behind them.
Arsenal opened the scoring through a Santi Cazorla penalty in the 41st minute and would go onto double that lead shortly after through a Danny Welbeck goal before the end of the first half. West Ham however would come back in the second half with Kouyate scoring for West Ham in the 54th minute. The match ended 2-1 and West Ham’s misery started.
Where they are in the table
3rd – Arsenal – 28 games – 54 points – (+23 GD)
10th – West Ham – 28 games – 28 games – 39 points – (+5 GD )
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