Arsenal will be traveling to local London rivals West Ham United for the premier league game this Saturday lunch time kickoff 12:45 uk time. Its a massive game for Arsenal who can put pressure on Tottenham for the second place while keep their very slim title hopes alive if they can manage to win the game against West Ham who has already beaten Arsenal 2-0 at Emirates in the opening day fixture earlier in the season.
We will have the match highlights of Arsenal west Ham game right here after the game is over on Saturday. It will be an early kickoff starting at 12:45 uk time with BT Sports broadcasting live and the coverage will start 1 hour before the game begins. Hammers can overtake United with a win while Arsenal can go within just a point of Tottenham who play United later in the weekend.
Short Match Preview:
- West Ham defeated Arsenal 2-0 at Emirates on the opening day with goals coming from Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate. Hammers has had a superb season so far and they are still in with a chance to qualify for Champions League
- Arsenal has lost only once against West Ham in their last 15 matches and their 9 league matches winning streak against the hammers came to an end in that 2-0 defeat on the opening day.
- Arsene Wenger side is 11 points behind Leicester City but they do have a game in hand and a good run of form from now to the end of the season can put massive pressure on the top two.
- Olivier Giroud is likely to start upfront for Arsenal and he has scored 5 goals against West Ham four of which came at Emirates.
- West Ham only lost twice at home this season while Arsenal has lost 4 and draw 4 away from home
- Wilshere, Rosicky and Welbeck will also miss the game due to different injuries which mean Giroud, Walcott and Ozil to start in advance midfield roles.
- West Ham will start with Sakho upfront who was their top scorer last season with 10 goals, Mario Zarate is expected to play no.10 role.