We have a real treat in store on Saturday afternoon which comes in the form of a London derby from the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are expected by many to pick up three points and move themselves closer to the top four but to achieve that they must overcome a dogged West Ham side who would love nothing more than to cause an upset.
A Closer Look
West Ham is fighting for their lives, battling against the threat of relegation. They are desperate to keep their place in the Premier League, avoiding relegation to the Championship, and that makes them a more dangerous opponent. It also makes this game all the more interesting. Place your bets on the match, bookies offering over 100 markets.
West Ham has Hope
Arsenal is improving under the new manager and former player Mikel Arteta. It was never going to be an overnight success, however, the board and fans hoping the Spaniard can return the glory days to Arsenal. The first step in that journey would be to finish in the top four and return to the Champions League. Arsenal was knocked out of the Europa League last month so no longer have the safety net of winning that title and banking a place in UEFA’s premier competition. They are favourites to win in front of their own fans on Saturday, 4/9 offered by William Hill. That’s short but it does look to be fair and will appear in a share of weekend accumulators.
West Ham has a job on their hands if they are to get any joy across the city, but they know this isn’t the Arsenal of old and have a chance of sticking a pin in Arteta’s grand plans. To have any chance of that they must be well organised. The away win is 6/1 (Bet365).