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West Ham United vs Arsenal preview, predicted XI, team news and more

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Modified 06 Dec 2019, 18:45 IST

Arsenal FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League
Arsenal FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

Arsenal are in the midst of their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign since 1977. With just four wins from 15 games, Arsenal's season is spiralling out of control. Occupying the 10th spot, the Gunners have the same number of points as Newcastle United and Sheffield United.

Following their shambolic display against Brighton, the Gunners will next travel to the London Stadium on Monday night to face West Ham United.

West Ham have also hit a rough patch and have only won once in their last nine games. Manager Manuel Pellegrini is running the risk of being sacked and needs to ensure his side's results improve quickly. West Ham's defensive woes are a huge cause for concern, with The Hammers having conceded 25 goals from 15 games.


West Ham vs Arsenal Head-to-Head

The two London teams have faced each other a total of 140 times across all competitions, with Arsenal winning on 66 occasions. The most recent meeting between the two sides saw West Ham overcome the Gunners by a 1-0 scoreline.

Both sides enter this clash on the back of disappointing defeats. The Hammers lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Arsenal were beaten by Brighton and Hove Albion at The Emirates.

West Ham form guide: L-W-L-L-L

Arsenal form guide: L-D-L-D-D


West Ham vs Arsenal Team News

West Ham team news

West Ham star Michail Antonio is expected to return to the side after missing the clash against Wolves.

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Injuries: None

Doubtful: None

Suspensions: None

Arsenal team news

Arsenal are still without Dani Ceballos who is recovering from a hamstring injury. Hector Bellerin proved his fitness in the match against Brighton and is expected to retain his spot in the side. Rob Holding is also expected to miss the clash due to a knee injury.

Joe Willock struggled in the midweek defeat to Brighton and could be benched in favour of Matteo Guendouzi.

Injuries: Dani Ceballos

Doubts: Rob Holding

Suspensions: None


West Ham vs Arsenal Predicted XI

West Ham Predicted XI: David Martin; Ryan Fredericks, Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Creswell; Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Ryan Snodgrass, Pablo Fornals; Felipe Anderson, Sebastian Haller

Arsenal Predicted XI: Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, David Luiz, Sead Kolasinac; Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi; Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette


West Ham vs Arsenal Prediction

Both West Ham and Arsenal have struggled in recent games. Confidence is running low in Freddie Ljungberg's side after a second straight defeat at home in all competitions.

Their away form has been terrible as well and Pellegrini's side will fancy their chances of picking up a victory.

Verdict: West Ham 1-0 Arsenal


Also check out: Premier League  Premier League Table Champions league top scorers

Published 06 Dec 2019, 17:01 IST
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