Arsenal were the first Premier League team this season to fall foul of West Ham under their new manager Slaven Bilic, as we were left beaten and bemused at the Emirates on the opening day of the season. And although the Hammers then lost their next two games at home to Leicester and Bournemouth, they have proved themselves a real threat.
Winning comfortably away to Liverpool as well suggested that Bilic and his players have hit upon a great way of playing away to the big sides and everyone who follows Arsenal will be crossing our fingers that they can do the same thing today.
After our painful defeat at Chelsea today, we really need West Ham to do us a favour by taking some points off Man City and stopping their momentum. As the league leaders have a 100 percent record so far and are yet to even concede a goal, I may be clutching at straws here but West Ham are certainly a team that could upset City.
If they don´t though, Arsenal will find ourselves eight points off the top and that is just the situation that we were so desperate to avoid after last season. It would already look like a mountain to climb and with the Gunners not exactly firing on all cylinders, I would not fancy our chances.
So come on you Hammers and get those bubbles blowing, please.