Arsenal make the short trip across London to take on West Ham in tonight’s evening game.
The Hammers have struggled so far this term, with their new stadium not proving to be as beneficial to their team’s form as it has been to the club’s income. West Ham can boast only two wins from their six home matches this term, one of which was aided by a red card.
Arsenal’s form is quite the opposite, having gone unbeaten since the opening weekend until the midweek League Cup clash with Southampton, which saw a number of players rotated into the side. We also haven’t lost a single away tie in all competitions since going to the Nou Camp to take on Barcelona nine months ago.
We will have to make some changes to our ideal XI which could cause us some problems. Gabriel Paulista looks likely to be used in his less favourable full-back position, with Hector Bellerin, Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson all expected to miss out. Mohamed Elneny has also joined Santi Cazorla on the sidelines, while Olivier Giroud is also doubt to make today’s squad.
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Our squad is more than capable of dealing with our current injuries, and our opponents have their own issues to deal with also. Michael Antonio has scored the bulk of his sides goals this term, and without him they lose a portion of their threat.
I expect Arsenal to win 2-0, although I’m a little worried that Andy Carroll will come off the bench and cause us some trouble.
How do you see the game going? Will we win comfortably?