Arsenal vs West Ham United Preview

Arsenal vs West Ham United

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium – Emirates Stadium

Date: 25th August 2018

Kick-off time – 15:00 GMT

It is a new season, under a new manager, yet it feels like the same old Arsenal, and you can’t help but feel that it will take a lot longer than we all thought to banish the ghost of Wenger’s final mediocre years at the helm.

The Gunners looked to have taken Unai Emery’s style of play into their heads in pre-season, but they haven’t translated that form to the main war-front.

Two games against their fellow top four rivals have ended in two losses and Emery has become one of the favourites to get the sack this year.

Another failure to get all three points in this game would see the odds in favour of his sacking slashed further.

After two games Arsenal have scored 2, conceded 5 and collected no points.

Things aren’t so different for West Ham at the moment.

The Hammers invested around £100 million in their playing staff this summer but their attempt to play attacking football as an elite team has been nothing but a disaster so far.

It was understandable when they were beaten 4-0 by Liverpool at Anfield in their first league game, however losing 2-1 from a winning position against Bournemouth at home last weekend goes to show you that the earlier they return to a more traditional approach, the better for them.

With the likes of Jack Wilshere, Marko Arnautovic, and Felipe Anderson, West Ham seem to have enough quality to match the Gunners however these players have failed to kick on and play together as a team.

Three of the last four Premier League meetings between the sides have seen Arsenal win by at least a three goal margin.

Arsenal are heavy favourites with bookmakers to get their first win of the season however this could be a very cagey affair against a fellow London side.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Arsenal

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Arsenal 0-2 Manchester City 12 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Arsenal 2-0 Lazio 4 Aug, 2018 Friendly
W Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea 1 Aug, 2018 International Champions Cup
W Arsenal 5-1 Paris Saint-Germain 28 Jul, 2018 International Champions Cup
L Atletico Madrid 1-1 Arsenal 26 Jul, 2018 International Champions Cup

West Ham United

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Liverpool 4-0 West Ham United 12 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W West Ham United 1-0 Angers 3 Aug, 2018 Friendly
W Mainz 1-1 West Ham United 31 Jul, 2018 Friendly
W Ipswich Town 1-2 West Ham United 28 Jul, 2018 Friendly
W Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham United 25 Jul, 2018 Friendly

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Arsenal 4-1 West Ham United 22 Apr, 2018 English Premier League
Arsenal 1-0 West Ham United 19 Dec, 2017 English Carabao Cup
West Ham United 0-0 Arsenal 13 Dec, 2017 English Premier League
Arsenal 3-0 West Ham United 5 Apr, 2017 English Premier League
West Ham United 1-5 Arsenal 3 Dec, 2016 English Premier League


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