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STAR PREVIEW Sat: Arsenal v West Ham

We’ve only had one game of the Premier League season but Arsenal the signs look positive for Arsenal and very negative for West Ham, and the Gunners should be looking to make it 2/2 this evening.

Arsenal v West Ham
Premier League
20:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

(Maximum 10 matches, since 2010)
MAR 2020 PREMIER ELAGUE Arsenal 1-0 West Ham
DEC 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 1-3 Arsenal
JAN 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 1-0 Arsenal
AUG 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 3-1 West Ham
APR 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 4-1 West Ham
DEC 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 0-0 Arsenal
APR 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 3-0 West Ham
DEC 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 1-5 Arsenal
APR 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 3-3 Arsenal
AUG 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 0-2 West Ham

David Moyes was close to leading Star’s sack race market before a ball had been kicked and now plenty will have the Scot as their choice to be the first gaffer to go after a lamentable 2-0 loss against Newcastle. There has been plenty of signs of disquiet in the run up to the opener but even the more pessimistic Hammers fan would have hoped for more and key men Declan Rice and Thomas Soucek failed to make an impact on the game.

Aaron Cresswell could never get up to speed on the left hand side whilst Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop couldn’t handle the power of Andy Carroll or the pace of Callum Wilson and Saint-Maximin.

That doesn’t augur well for their chances against an Arsenal side which looked fluent in a 3-0 win against Fulham last week, with new singing Willian linking impressively with his new team-mates as Mikel Arteta’s side made the perfect start to the new Premier League season. Willian added some creativity to a midfield that has plenty of functionality in Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.

With chances also coming from Kieran Tierney on the left hand side and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang making a fast start, there’s a lot to like for Arsenal and a lot to fear for West Ham, who will need to have more of an impact in midfield if they’re going to avoid being overwhelmed, particularly if Alexandre Lacazette links as well with Aubameyang as he did last week.

A quote of 13/20 with feels right about Arsenal but the 8/13 on over 2.5 goals could be a more solid option with the hosts looking slick in attack – a mark Arsenal passed on their own against Fulham last week.

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