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Arsenal vs West Ham United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Match preview

Will league-leaders Arsenal open up an eight-point gap at the top, before Manchester City’s trip to Leeds on Wednesday?

The Gunners’ first period of the season has been nothing short of sensational, winning 12 of 14 matches, losing just once.

Mikel Arteta’s team have won their last three Premier League outings, most recently leaving Molineux 2-0 winners, courtesy of Martin Ødegaard’s brace.

Having already beaten Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal are certainly a force to be reckoned with.

Here, will the Gunners record a fourth successive league victory without conceding for the first time since May 2014?

As for West Ham, despite finishing in the top seven in each of the last two seasons, they’re currently all the way down in 16th.

The fact David Moyes’ men were faced with eight Europa Conference League fixtures in the Autumn has seemingly taken its tole.

However, given that the Irons three of their last 26 visits to Highbury/the Emirates, the omens are not good for the away side.

Arsenal have won all six home league games so far, confident of making that seven in this Monday night London derby.

Arsenal team news

Arsenal suffered a huge blow during the World Cup, with star striker Gabriel Jesus ruled out for three months due to a knee injury.

This means Eddie Nketiah will lead the line, starting a Premier League game for the first time since the final day of last season.

At the back, William Saliba only returned to London Colney on Thursday, making him a doubt for this game.

If Saliba isn’t ready to go, Benjamin White will switch over to centre-back, with Takehiro Tomiyasu coming in on the right.

Having had six weeks off, Kieran Tierney is in pole position to start at left-back, with Oleksandr Zinchenko a doubt.

Reiss Nelson was stretched off during a recent friendly against Juventus, so is unlikely to be in the squad.

Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey; Xhaka, Ødegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.

West Ham United team news

Midfielders Declan Rice and Lucas Paquetá featured prominently in Qatar, but both are expected to start this one.

However, Nayef Aguerd is a doubt after picking up an injury during Morocco’s remarkable run.

In attack, David Moyes confirmed on Friday that both Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio were doubtful so, if neither can make it, Jarrod Bowen will lead the line..

Goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański made 78 appearances for Arsenal, winning the FA Cup in 2014, but has kept just two clean sheets in 15 appearances against the Gunners.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Fabiański; Kehrer, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Tomáš Souček, Rice, Paquetá, Benrahma, Fornals; Bowen.

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Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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