Arsenal sit fifth in the Premier League table after landing 41 points from 21 games played, although this points ratio has largely been achieved thanks to sterling home form which means the Gunners are unbeaten at the Emirates since the opening day of the season.
On the road, it’s a different story and the London side have secured just four victories from ten away matches, with Unai Emery’s side leaking goals which means they have only managed to score one more than they have conceded.
Therefore, it’s hard to be confident about their chances for this short trip to the London Stadium, with West Ham bidding to win this capital derby even though their home form has been fairly mediocre this term.
Manuel Pellegrini’s team did beat Birmingham in the FA Cup on Saturday, although they had to come from two goals down to draw with Brighton and they previously got turned over by Watford.
The Hammers are now boosted by the return of Marko Arnautovic, with the Austrian having scored twice against the Seagulls and it’s clear that the home side are stronger with him in the team.
Arsenal had that wonderful winning run between August and October, although there have been three defeats in the past seven matches and the defence were cut wide open recently when losing 5-1 at Anfield.
There was also a defeat suffered in December at Southampton and we’re going to side with West Ham on the Asian Handicap which means money back if the game ends all square and a profit if the Hammers win.
West Ham 0 @ 8/5 with William Hill