Arsenal are second in the Premier League and back in the Champions League for the first time since 2017, Mikel Arteta insists that the Carabao Cup is an important target for them. Arsenal are without Striker Gabriel Jesus, midfielder Thomas Partey and their captain Martin Odegaard due to injuries in this game.
The Hammers are 9th in the Premier League and are without a win in their last 4 matches in all competitions, with 3 successive defeats. Arsenal have not lost in their last 4 matches in all competitions, winning 3 and have drawn one so far.
In the last 44 meetings between the two sides, West Ham have won 6 direct matches. Arsenal have won 29 matches and 9 matches have ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.91 goals per Match.
Head-to-Head (Since 2010)
West Ham: 2 Wins
Arsenal: 19 Wins
Draws: 4 Draws
FORM (Last Five Games)
West Ham: L L L D W W
Arsenal: W W D W L
Players to Watch
Jarrod Bowen(West Ham)– He has been the outstanding player this season for West Ham scoring 6 goals as well as making 1 assist in his last 10 games so far. The Hammers will be relying on his experience and form to try and dictate how they can neutralize the young vibrant gunners tonight.
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Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal)- Mikel Arteta hailed Eddie Nketiah as a “top-level” striker after the Arsenal academy graduate scored a brilliant first Premier League hat-trick in the 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield United. With Gabriel Jesus still out injured, Nketiah has taken up the striker responsibility with open arms.
BETTING TIP: Arsenal to win and both teams to score