Arsenal vs. West Ham: Premier League – Match Preview

West Ham United make the short trip to the Emirates on Saturday as they face Arsenal in the days late kick-off.

The Gunners started the season with a comprehensive 3-0 win away at Fulham.

Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring, before debutant Gabriel and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang added further goals after the break.

West Ham started with a disappointing 2-0 defeat at home to Newcastle United.

Goals from Newcastle debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick saw the visitors secured an easy victory.

Match history
The Gunners won both meetings last term, including a narrow 1-0 home victory thanks to a Lacazette winner.

West Ham have just one win in their last nine against Arsenal, with Declan Rice scoring the only goal back in January 2019.

Last five Premier League meetings
Arsenal 1 West Ham 0 – 07/03/20
West Ham 1 Arsenal 3 – 09/12/19
West Ham 1 Arsenal 0 – 12/01/19
Arsenal 3 West Ham 1 – 25/08/18
Arsenal 4 West Ham 1 – 22/04/18

Team news
Arsenal are likely to name the same XI that beat Fulham in their opening day fixture.

The only doubt is Granit Xhaka who suffered an ankle injury in the victory.

Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller impressed in the EFL Cup win over Charlton and will put the regular XI under pressure.

Despite that, David Moyes will likely name the same side that was beaten by Newcastle United.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (3-4-3): Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang
West Ham (4-3-3): Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek, Noble; Bowen, Antonio, Fornals

Predictions

Result: Arsenal
Arsenal have won 10 of the last 11 home matches against West Ham

Correct Score: 2-0
West Ham will set up defensively and were only beaten by one goal at the Emirates last year.

Anytime Goalscorer: Alexandre Lacazette
Lacazette scored the winner when the pair met last season and scored against Fulham last weekend

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