Arsenal v West Ham: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Tuesday’s Premier League fixture at Emirates Stadium

As Arsenal’s title challenge dissolved in March, their grip on a Champions League place has also loosened. Arsene Wenger’s men know they need to hope Everton slip up between now and the end of the season even if Arsenal win every game.

And, after playing 120 minutes at Wembley on Saturday, the Gunners could well be vulnerable to a West Ham side who pushed Liverpool all the way last week, and haven’t played for 10 days.

Sam Allardyce’s team will not quite be mathematically safe even if they win at Emirates Stadium, but with seven points, and six teams, between them and the relegation zone they are not in real danger of the drop.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

West Ham 1 (Cole) Arsenal 3 (Walcott 2, Podolski), Premier League, December 2013

Arsenal 5 (Podolski , Giroud 2, Cazorla, Walcott) West Ham 1 (Collison), Premier League, January  2013

West Ham 1 (Diame) Arsenal 3 (Giroud , Walcott, Cazorla), Premier League, October 2012

STATS…

West Ham have taken the lead each of the last three times they’ve played Arsenal – and lost all three matches.

Arsenal are unbeaten in the last twelve games against West Ham, a record going back to April 2007.

Arsenal’s record of 64 points after 33 games is actually four better than at this stage last year, when they went on to seal Champions League football on the final day of the season.

Arsenal haven’t won in their last four matches in the League – their worst run since April 2012.

West Ham’s five red cards this season is second only to Sunderland.

The Hammers have picked up only one point from games in which they have been trailing at half time this season.

 

ODDS…

Arsenal to win: 1.4

West Ham to win: 7.5

Draw: 4.5

CLASSIC MATCH...

In Arsenal’s debut season at Emirate Stadium they were unbeaten at home as the season entered its final stretch. However, a Bobby Zamora lob over Jens Lehmann saw West Ham become the first away side to win at the ground, despite Arsenal dominating the match. The victory came as part of a run that saw the Hammers win seven of their last nine games to miraculously escape relegation.

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 7.45pm

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