Former Gunner Charlie Nicholas predicts who will win in the West Ham v Arsenal clash on Monday evening.
Arsenal will go into their match against West Ham on Monday searching for their first win in nine games.
The Gunners have been below-par for much of this season and their lacklustre showings have cost Unai Emery his job.
Their performances in the last two games haven’t exactly exonerated them for firing Emery, but Charlie Nicholas believes they can get their first win under Freddie Ljungberg in this game.
The Hammers have been inconsistent for much of this season. After securing a 1-0 win at Chelsea last weekend, they suffered a 2-0 loss at Wolves in midweek.
Nicholas who was predicting for Sky Sports believes that this game offers Ljungberg the chance to get the first win of his reign and he backs Arsenal to triumph 3-1 at the Olympic Stadium.
In his Sky Sports column, Nicholas explained why he is going for an Arsenal win
“These are two teams in a right mess. I saw more fight from Arsenal at Norwich, but it was a disaster defensively and a crazy team selection from Freddie Ljungberg.
“West Ham will be up for it, as will Arsenal – they have a chance of catching up and getting back in the top six. A bit of momentum can get you there.
“They have class up top, but West Ham are not showing a lot at the moment.”
Arsenal will be keen to get a win that would lift morale around the club, however, if they lose this game, then the outlook is increasingly grim.