Everyone keeps going on about West Ham beating Chelsea at the weekend and saying that they can obviously beat Arsenal as well, but the fact is that this was just a blip from both sides. Chelsea reverted to type last night and easily disposed of Huddersfield and I am sure that West Ham will go back to losing ways just as quickly. Let us look at the recent form of West Ham…
Arsene Wenger is always going on about how his wonderful rotation policy is going to help the Arsenal team this season, well now it is time for him to prove it and improve the first team while he is at it.
This weeks View From The Enemy comes from the excellent West Ham Blog called Under The Hammers written by Richard Bennett. With West Ham still down in the relegation zone despite beating the Champions Chelsea at the weekend, Bennett is hopeful that David Moyes will conjure up another miracle, but given the Gunners record against his team he would be happy to come away with a point. Listen him to explain his thinking in this excellent in-depth preview….
The long-suffering Arsenal fans have been complaining about the Arsenal management and Board considering that the Top Four is our legitimate target every year, but thinks that with our vast resources we should really be aiming for bigger things, like the League title itself.
All Arsenal fans are hoping to see Jack Wilshere get his first Premier League start against West Ham this evening, especially now that Aaron Ramsey is injured and Granit Xhaka is woefully out of form, but will that be enough to convince the Englishman that he will he will get even more gametime as the season progresses?
Arsenal became the first Top 7 team to concede 20 goals this season against Southampton on Sunday, and in fact they would just make the top 10 if we were judged on the amount of goals you let in, but obviously an attacking team like Wenger’s Arsenal always work on the premise that they will score more than their opponents.
There is no doubt that the Premiership is becoming harder and harder to be successful in as the traditionally smaller teams are getting stronger and stronger, and just as ambitious to reach the European places as the TV cash gets spread around the top flight.
Alexandre Lacazette hasn’t had a lot of interviews in English since his arrival at Arsenal in the summer, but for a player that has never played outside France before I’m not surprised that he finds life in London a bit different to what he is used to. So let’s ask him what he thinks the main differences are, and what he has had to get used to….