Football Previews

Arsenal vs West Ham predictions, team news & confirmed line-ups

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 14:05, 7 March 2020

North meets east when Arsenal host West Ham in a London derby this weekend.

The Gunners are still in the chase for a Champions League place and head into matchday 29 sitting eight points behind fourth-place Chelsea in the Premier League table, but with a game in hand.

As for the Hammers, their home win over Southampton last time out saw them leave the relegation zone, but only due a superior goal-difference and they could fall back if results go against them.

Read on for our preview of Arsenal vs West Ham, including predictions, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Arsenal vs West Ham and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Date: Saturday, 07 March 2020

Kick-off: 3:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): N/A

Last five meetings: Arsenal vs West Ham

09 December 2019: West Ham 1-3 Arsenal (Premier League)

12 January 2019: West Ham 1-0 Arsenal (Premier League)

25 August 2018: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham (Premier League)

22 April 2018: Arsenal 4-1 West Ham (Premier League)

19 December 2017: Arsenal 1-0 West Ham (EFL Cup)

Aggregate Score: Arsenal (WLWWW) 11-4 West Ham (LWLLL)

Ones to watch

Arsenal: Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe’s first season at Arsenal hasn’t been a barnstormer, though he’s been putting in a shift and has been rewarded of late. Before Mikel Arteta’s arrival, the Ivorian winger had not been guaranteed a starting berth, but that is no longer the case. With confidence soaring, expect him to be a thorn in West Ham’s side.

Key stat: Nicolas Pepe is the only Arsenal player to register three+ goals (three) and assists (five) at home in the Premier League this season.

West Ham: Pablo Fornals

Another major summer acquisition that had to be eased in and is now reaping those rewards. The Hammers faithful were beyond jubilant following the signing of Pablo Fornals, but there was no immediate impact, though we are now finally seeing those expectations realised. He showed no fear at Anfield the other week against Liverpool, and that should hold him in good stead this weekend.

Key stat: Pablo Fornals has been involved in three of West Ham’s last five Premier League goals.

Team news

Arsenal

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West Ham

Squawka prediction

Arsenal have shown to be vulnerable at the back, so we can see West Ham (who not too long ago troubled runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool) scoring, but the Gunners with their irresistible attack should prove too much and record Arteta’s fourth league win in charge.

Scoreline prediction: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham

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