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

West Ham United vs Arsenal odds and betting statistics



West Ham United vs Arsenal match preview

Can Arsenal get back to winning ways, as they seek to remain six points clear of Manchester City at the top?

Last Sunday, the Gunners were held to a exhilarating 2-2 draw by Liverpool at Anfield, with both teams feeling they should’ve won by the end.

Mikel Arteta’s team were absolutely scintillating in the first half an hour, leading 2-0, with both Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus on target.

However, by full time, they were grateful to head home with a point, after Aaron Ramsdale pulled off two astonishing saves in stoppage time.

So, having won seven on the spin before this, Arsenal remain six points clear of Man City, having played a game more.

Ahead of their crunch trip to the Etihad in ten days time, the Gunners face this match and then Southampton at home on Friday night.

West Ham United meanwhile have won their last two weekend matches 1-0, crucially beating Southampton and then Fulham.

Admittedly, in-between, David Moyes’ men were smashed 5-1 by Newcastle, but those aforementioned victories leave the Hammers 14th, three points clear of danger.

On Thursday night, the Irons were in the Europa Conference League action, taking on Gent in Belgium.

Danny Ings broke the deadlock in first half stoppage time, tapping in from picometers out, but Gent rallied after the break, snatching a 1-1 draw.

Nevertheless, West Ham are still in a good position to reach the semi-finals, where they may well face Anderlecht, a team they beat twice just last October.

Since 2010, Arsenal have won 21 of 26 meetings with the Hammers, losing just two, and an away win here seems likely.

West Ham United team news

David Moyes has been rotating his team recently, so it’ll be interesting to see if he priorities this match, or the second leg against Gent.

Star midfielder Lucas Paquetá came off the bench on Thursday, he’d been out injured recently, so expect the Brazilian to start here.

Łukasz Fabiański will be back in goal, facing the team he made 78 appearances for.

Thilo Kehrer, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, Tomáš Souček, Saïd Benrahma and Michail Antonio are also in line to return.

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

Arsenal team news

Mikel Arteta’s team have had a whole week to prepare for this London derby, reaping the benefits of that penalty shootout defeat to Sporting CP.

William Saliba remains out with a back injury, so Rob Holding will continue to partner Gabriel at centre-back.

They were the two scorers when Arsenal won 2-1 at the London Stadium almost exactly a year ago.

Overall, the XI is likely to remain unchanged, with Leandro Trossard the attacker missing out.

Eddie Nketiah is back in full training so should be on the bench, hoping to feature for the first time since 1 March.

Only two goalkeepers in Premier League history, Petr Čech (twice) and Ederson, have kept 10+ clean sheets away from home in a single season, with Aaron Ramsdale one away from joining that exclusive club.

Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka, Ødegaard; Saka, Martinelli; Jesus.

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Ben Gray

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

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