Insight and Analysis: Arsenal vs West Ham Premier League Match Prediction
Arsenal vs West Ham Premier League 2021 Match Preview, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News, Prediction and Where to Watch.
Arsenal’s recent performances have been a bit of a mixed bag, with the North London club putting in some Jekyll and Hyde-like performances throughout the last five Premier League (PL) games (W2, L3).
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been stripped of his club captaincy following a disciplinary breach, but a comfortable 3-0 win over Southampton (without Aubameyang) means that manager Mikel Arteta can relieve even more pressure on himself if he can mastermind a win over West Ham, who Arsenal could leapfrog above and into the European places.
That will be easier said than done, as the hosts have already lost in more Premier League London derbies this season (W1, D1, L2) than they did in the entire 2020/21 season (W6, D3, L1).
Instead, they may rely on their excellent home league H2H record against the ‘Hammers’ over the last 11 years (W10, L1).
Last time out, West Ham demonstrated the challenge of maintaining an improbable top-four place by drawing 0-0 with a struggling Burnley, while all of their nearest competitors triumphed.
That result means the Hammers have gone two competitive games without scoring, though they can take heart from victories in their last two London derbies.
Even if West Ham get off to a sluggish start and fall behind, any optimistic Hammers supporters will point out that only Everton have picked up more points when trailing in the Premier League this season (W3, L4).
Not only that, but no team has come back to win more league games away from home this season than West Ham (W2, L1).
Taylor A. (Eng) is the referee, and the venue is Emirates Stadium (London)
Players to Watch
Martin degaard of Arsenal is on a three-game scoring streak, the longest he’s had since 2018, and the last time he did it, he followed it up with a pair of assists!
Jarrod Bowen’s past seven West Ham goals have all come in the second half, and he scored the game’s second goal in his most recent H2H.Manchester United vs Young Boys UCL 2021 Match Prediction
David Moyes, the manager of West Ham United, has only won 11% of his 36 personal meetings with Arsenal (W4, D9, L23).
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal captaincy has been revoked, and he will not play here. Alexandre Lacazette is expected to continue attacking in this game.
Gabriel was substituted with 20 minutes remaining in the game against Southampton, but Mikel Arteta has clarified that it was not due to injury, therefore the Brazilian is set to preserve his place in the back four.
Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, and Emile Smith Rowe could all be called upon to face West Ham.
West Ham United
Although West Ham suffered no new injuries against Burnley, David Moyes is still without Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna, Ben Johnson, and Ryan Fredericks.
Aaron Cresswell may return to this location.
Said Benrahma and Manuel Lanzini might be replaced by Pablo Fornals and Nikola Vlasic in Moyes’ starting lineup following the 0-0 draw against Burnley.
In their last four home encounters against West Ham in all competitions, Arsenal have drawn at halftime and won at fulltime.
In all competitions, Arsenal has won their past six home games against West Ham.
Arsenal has won six of their last seven games at home (Premier League).
In their last three home games, Arsenal has kept a clean sheet (Premier League).
In Arsenal’s last three games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
In five of their last six home games, Arsenal has scored at least two goals (Premier League).
On Saturday, Arsenal returned to winning form with a 3-0 victory over Southampton.
The Gunners boast the division’s joint-best home record and will be hoping to keep it going on Wednesday at the Emirates.
Following Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Burnley, West Ham had won just one of their past five league games.
Despite having one of the finest away records in England’s top flight, the Hammers have lost all three of their away games.
Arsenal has won 11 of their last 12 home games against West Ham, and they should continue their winning streak in midweek.
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