West Ham vs. Arsenal quick facts
- The match will kick off on Saturday 12th January at 12.30PM UK time.
- Jonathan Moss will referee this game.
- The match will be shown on Sky Sports
West Ham vs. Arsenal: head to head
West Ham vs. Arsenal head-to-head last five matches
Arsenal vs. West Ham - Premier League -03-11-2018 - 3-1
Arsenal vs. West Ham - Premier League - 22-12-2017 - 4-1
Arsenal vs. West Ham - League Cup - 27-08-2017 - 1-0
West Ham vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 04-03-2017 - 0-0
Arsenal vs. West Ham- Premier League - 14-08-2016 - 3-0
Best Betting Odds: West Ham vs. Arsenal Outright Winner
Expected Starting XI
- Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Zabaleta
- Anderson, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass
- Carroll, Arnautovic
Expected Starting XI
- Koscielny, Sokratis, Mustafi
- Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Maitland-Niles
- Aubameyang, Iwobi
West Ham vs. Arsenal Preview
Both managers will be hoping that a few of their key players will be made available for this match. Arnautovic came off against Birmingham over the weekend after he hurt his back. Emre will hope that Shkodran Mustafi and Koscielny will be fit for the game. Bellerín, Monreal and Özil are doubts.
Despite Arsenal's embarrassing defeat to Liverpool their record this season in the Premier League is still impressive. They are currently undefeated in 17 of the last 19 games. The Gunners also have an excellent head to head record against the Hammers, having won 5 of their last 6 games. When they played earlier in the season at the Emirates, Arsenal won 3-1 but the scoreline flattered the home team; a 1-1 deadlock was broken by a Diop own goal in the 70th minute followed by an injury time goal from Welbeck.
An interesting side-narrative to this game, is the possible appearance of the ever-so-lovable Nasri playing against his old club.
Arnautovic's fitness could have a huge impact on the game, with the in-form Austrian having played well against the Gunners in August. He could be facing another makeshift Arsenal defence this weekend.
An interesting side-narrative to this game, is the possible appearance of the ever-so-lovable Nasri playing against his old club. The Frenchman, who was ploughing his trade in Turkey has just returned to football after a 13 month hiatus from football after failing a doping test.