Watch Online: Arsenal - West Ham (Premier League) 15.12.2021 22:00 - Wednesday
Arsenal face West Ham in the 17th round of the Premier League. Aс predicted, over the weekend the Gunners met no particular resistance and beat Southampton 3:0. This was the fourth consecutive win for Arsenal as a host. Prior to that, the players of Mikel Arteta triumphed consecutively against Aston Villa, Watford and Newcastle. Since the beginning of the season, the only teams to leave with points from the Emirates were Chelsea (2:0 loss in August) and Crystal Palace (2:2).
West Ham again had problems away from home, finishing 0:0 with Burnley. What was worrying for David Moyes was that his players did not even threaten Nick Pope's goal, although they dominated and made more than 15 shots. However, many of them were outside the penalty area and did not really create tension in Burnley's defense.
West Ham have not won in three consecutive away games. In two of them, the Hammers did not even score. The only goal was against Manchester City in the final minutes, when the intrigue was already over. If West Ham do not drastically improve their performance as a guest, they will certainly not stay in the fourth position for a long time. Manchester United is now just a point behind the Hammers.
I expect that the strong performance of Arsenal as a host will continue and the players of Mikel Arteta will not lose on Wednesday. In attack West Ham is not as creative as at the beginning of the season. Even in the 3-2 victory against Chelsea, the Hammers' goals did not fall after well-organized attacks. Arsenal play very confidently in defense in front of their fans and it is hard to believe that in their current form the West Ham strikers will make it difficult for them.