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Arsenal vs West Ham United Match Preview
Arsenal continued their tryst with inconsistent results by collapsing to another loss last weekend. With an eye on the upcoming semi-final of the Europa League, the Gunners may take their foot off the pedal in their next game. This Arsenal vs West Ham United fixture will be played at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday, April 22, so check out our Arsenal vs West Ham United prediction and betting tips.
The Gunners looked resurgent a couple of weeks ago, but last weekend saw another timid display in a 2-1 loss to Newcastle United. They remain without a win away from home in the Premier League this calendar year. It is this form that is keeping Arsenal away from the top four. Before the start of this Arsenal vs West Ham United fixture, the hosts are sixth in the league after 33 games (54 pts, W16, D6, L11). They are a whopping 14 points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place and it looks a matter of time before they are mathematically ruled out of contention. In fact, the Gunners are now in serious danger of missing out on a top-six spot, with Burnley only a couple of points behind. However, Arsenal have been in excellent form at home losing only two games all season in the league. Afterall, they also have 8 players representing their countries in this year’s World Cup; fans can watch them play in the World Cup online with a VPN.
West Ham United
West Ham under David Moyes have improved and although they are not yet guaranteed safety, they look in a better shape now than six months past. The Hammers are six points above the relegation zone ahead of this Arsenal vs West Ham United fixture. The Hammers are unbeaten in three games (W1, D2) coming into this game and look set to ensure safety. However, nothing can be taken for granted, especially with the relegation battle set to be closer than ever this season. Their away form is a concern as West Ham have won only two times in their 17 trips this season.
Arsenal vs West Ham United H2H
Arsenal have lost only to West Ham in their last seven meetings, winning four and drawing two. In fact, the Gunners have lost only once in their last 19 Premier League encounters against West Ham.
Arsenal vs West Ham United Team News
Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere have returned to training for Arsenal, but may not be risked for this game. With an eye on the upcoming Europa League fixture, Arsene Wenger may juggle his pack.
West Ham will continue to miss the regular absentees like Pedro Obiang, Winston Reid, Sam Byram, and Michail Antonio.
Arsenal vs West Ham United Probable Lineups
Arsenal: Cech (GK), Bellerin, Mustafi, Chambers, Kolasinac, Elneny, Xhaka, Nelson, Iwobi, Welbeck, Aubameyang.
West Ham United: Hart (GK), Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Masuaku, Mario, Lanzini, Aranautovic.
Arsenal vs West Ham United Prediction
The Gunners may be going through a poor patch of form, but their home results are very impressive. Even when they are rotating their squad for Europa League games, Arsenal made sure that they didn’t slip at home. There will be heavy rotation this time too, as Wenger will look forward to their next week Europa League semi-final. We believe this game could be open and we can see at least three goals.