Slaven Bilic says he know where Arsenal are vulnerable as he prepares to take his West Ham side to the Emirates in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
The Hammers are just six points off the drop zone and have lost their last four Premier League games in a row.
West Ham have not tasted victory since beating Southampton in February but Bilic says he knows Arsenal’s weaknesses as he prepares to take on Arsene Wenger’s side.
“Arsenal have their problems, but they are still a team with a lot of pace, a team you can’t afford to lose the ball against in your own half because the transition and pace they have up front is unbelievable,” he said via football.london.
“They attack with numbers which makes them more likely to create something, but when they lose the ball they are very, very vulnerable because they leave a big space behind which you can use.”
The Hammers have also been linked with a move for Jack Wilshere, currently on loan at Bournemouth, and Bilic was asked about the club’s interest in the midfielder.
“Of course if we are talking about Jack Wilshere as a player, that’s different,” he added.
“He is a great player with great ability but because of injuries had to go on loan to Bournemouth but he is a great player at a good age also – a great age.”
While Arsenal have endured a miserable time of late they will be optimistic of finally getting back to winning ways against an out-of-form West Ham, particularly as the Gunners won 5-1 at the London Stadium earlier this season.