07 March 2020 live
Arsenal vs West Ham
After defeating Portsmouth 2-0 in the FA Cup earlier in the week, Arsenal will take on West Ham at the Emirates Stadium for their 28th Premier league appearance of the season. Arsenal has lost only once in their last six games in all competitions; DWWWLW, and this match comes off two back-to-back victories in the Premier League; DDDDWW. Arsenal has been able to find the back of the net consistently in the league – beating the likes of Newcastle 4-0 and Everton 3-2. That makes 7 goals in their last two league games. In their last four games in all competitions they have hit the back of the net 10 times. Mikel Arteta appears to be working really hard but there hasn’t been much results to show for it. Arsenal are still 10th place on the league table after being kicked out of the UEFA Europa Cup competition by Olympiacos. The young coach will play a 4-2-3-1 formation with Nketia leading the attack while Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Nicholas Pepe play right behind him.
Meanwhile, David Moyes will like to see West Ham pick up another victory after that 3-1 win over Southampton. That was the Hammers only victory in their last six games; LLDLLW. They are currently fighting against relegation this season – just staying above the zone thanks to a better goal difference (-14) than Bournemouth (-17) and Watford (-16). West Ham sits at the 16th position with 27 points from 28 league appearances. Now, David Moyes will look to get two back to back victories at the expense of Arsenal. He will play a 4-2-3-1 formation to directly counter Mikel Arteta’s formation. Haller will likely lead the attack with the trio of Bowen – Fornals – Antonio behind the striker who has 7 goals in the league this season. He will be looking to hit the net again and increase his goal tally on Saturday when the Hammers face Arsenal.
The last time both sides met it ended 3-1 in favor of Arsenal. West Ham struck first through Angelo Ogbonna in the 38th minute before Arsenal replied with 3 goals in 9 minutes; Gabriel Martinelli (60’), Nicholas Pepe (66’) and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (69’).
On injuries, Lucas Torreira will join Arsenal’s injury list for a lengthy spell on the sidelines suffering fracture to his right ankle against Portsmouth on Monday. Meanwhile, West Ham’s Jack Wilshere will miss playing against his former club this Saturday due to injury.
This match will likely end up in a 2-1 victory for Arsenal.
Date: Saturday 7th of March, 2020
Time: 3PM (UK Time)
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
Match Day: 28 (Arsenal), 29 (West Ham)
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 16:00.
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