EPL Match Preview: Arsenal vs West Ham

Arsenal have lost their first two league matches but Unai Emery was handed a difficult start, with matches against the last two Premier League cham- pions Manchester City and Chelsea. The Gunners will be desperate to get off the mark in this London derby.

West Ham have also lost their first two matches, following up a 4-0 loss to Liverpool with a 2-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth last weekend.  The latter would have been particularly disappointing for the Hammers as they took the lead in that match.

West Ham have only scored two goals in their last five matches against Arsenal and were beaten 4-1 on their last visit to the Emirates. Their difficult start to the season looks set to continue here.

Team News

Arsenal- Mesut Ozil could lose his place in the starting XI after an unconvincing start to life under new Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

Granit Xhaka has also struggled in midfield for the Gunners and will surely be replaced against West Ham.

Nacho Monreal recovered from injury to start at left-back for Arsenal and should continue here for the home side. Bet Now 

Danny Welbeck was fit enough for a place on the bench against Chelsea last weekend.

Alexandre Lacazette will hope to make his first league start of the season, but it’s unclear how Emery can accommodate the Frenchman with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

West Ham- Carlos Sanchez made his West Ham bow off the bench in West Ham’s 2-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth and could make his full debut here.

Robert Snodgrass and Javier Hernandez were surprisingly picked from the start against Bournemouth but both could drop out the team here.

Lucas Perez and Jack Wilshere were both signed from Arsenal in the summer and they will hope to feature against their former club on Saturday.

Mark Noble is a doubt for the Hammers with a back problem.

Ryan Fredericks has already lost his place in the team after a difficult first game and may have to settle for another place on the bench here.

Match Facts

Arsenal have won 8 of their last 9 home matches against West Ham in all competitions.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in West Ham’s last 3 games (Premier League).

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As at the time this post Arsenal has 1.35 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while West Ham has 8.73 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 5.49.

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