Gunner’s bid to win a first Premier League crown in 19 years continues during West Ham vs Arsenal with a London derby.
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: London Stadium
- Date: Sunday 16 April
- Kick-off Time: 14:00 BST / 09:00 ET / 07:00 PT
- Referee: David Coote
- VAR: Stuart Attwell
West Ham vs Arsenal: Match Preview
Arsenal will be looking to pick up their sixth London derby away win of the 2022-23 Premier League season on Sunday, as they made the short trip across the capital to face West Ham United at the London Stadium.
The Gunners have won all five of their London derbies away from home in the Premier League so far this season, with an aggregate score of 11-0 – only twice before have they won six consecutive league derbies on the road, doing so in February 1989 and March 2014.
If the Hammers are to stop Arsenal’s title charge, then they’ll have to improve their poor record against them. West Ham have won just two of their last 29 Premier League meetings with Arsenal, winning just 11 points from a possible 87 in this period (W2 D5 L22). Their last league victory against them came at home in January 2019, winning 1-0 courtesy of a Declan Rice goal.
West Ham’s 1-1 draw with Gent in the first leg of their Europa Conference League quarter-final was a decent enough result, but the performance itself would have been a real concern for David Moyes.
The Scot opted to play a back three in Belgium and may do so again against the best team in the league – despite being Fulham playing a 4-4-2- albeit with different personnel. Kurt Zouma should come back into the starting lineup, with Lucas Paqueta and Tomas Soucek also probable starters.
Michail Antonio could get the nod ahead of Danny Ings up front, supported by Jarrod Bowen.
Mikel Arteta is likely still losing sleep over the absences of William Saliba and Takehiro Tomiyasu, whose injuries have depleted the Spaniard’s defensive options.
Rob Holding likely to retain his place at centre-back, despite conceding a penalty against Liverpool, while Gabriel Jesus is a shoo-in to start up top ahead of Leandro Trossard after hitting form on his comeback from injury.
Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli have been in electric form all season and scored in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day alongside Eddie Nketiah, who is fit and available again after injury.
West Ham vs Arsenal: Head to Head:
- Arsenal have a good historical record against West Ham United and have won 72 out of the 147 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to West Ham United’s 35 victories.
- West Ham United have won only two of their last 29 matches against Arsenal in the Premier League, with their previous victory coming by a 1-0 margin at home in 2019.
- Arsenal have lost only three of their last 26 matches away from home against West Ham United in the Premier League and have won nine of their last 14 such games.
- Arsenal have won eight Premier League games after conceding the first goal against West Ham United and also won the reverse fixture by a 3-1 margin in a similar manner.
West Ham predicted lineup (3-5-2): Fabianski; Zouma, Aguerd, Ogbonna; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Paqueta, Emerson; Bowen, Antonio
Arsenal predicted lineup (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
WHU vs ARS: Fantasy XI
Ramsdale; White, Zouma, Aguerd, Coufal, Rice, Partey, Xhaka,Jesus, Martinelli, Antonio