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…
I think that looking at those results we can safely assume that the Hammers are not very good at all, no matter how much the wind, snow and fixture congestion conspired to give them a result against the Champions last week. West Ham are still in the relegation zone and Arsenal are still fighting for the Top Four. We can assume that overall the Gunners are far superior to David Moyes’ team.
Okay so for some perspective, let us look at the head to head record…..
I’m only showing the last five but they haven’t beaten us for ten years and they are hardly going to start now. They have only beaten us once in their last FOURTEEN games against us, so it is very difficult for me to think we will lose tonight. Give me a break!
So the form says an Arsenal win. What team are we likely to play? Well justarsenal has already covered this and his prediction says we will have a bit of sensible rotation, although we already know that Mustafi and Ramsey are definitely out, and I really think that Sanchez needs to have a rest, so I am going to be brave and predict this line up…
Holding Koscielny Monreal
Bellerin Wilshere Coquelin Kolasinac
I know it’s controversial but it is time that Wenger shook the team up a bit. Let’s see shall we…
So what about the score? IAs I said, I can not see us losing this game whoever plays, so I am going for a 3-1 win to the Gunners.
What do you think?