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Arsenal have won eight and lost none of the last 10 matches in all competitions against West Ham.
Arsene Wenger’s men won the reverse fixture in October 3-1 at Upton Park with Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott on target after Mohamed Diame put the hosts ahead.
The Hammers attacking record is disastrous as they have failed to score in seven of their last nine Premier League games against the Gunners. But since the team is led by Sam Allardyce their chances of scoring are far better as ‘Big Sam’s’ past teams have only failed to score in one of eight visits against Arsenal, but have never won.
Interestingly, West Ham were the last visiting team to win a Premier League game at Highbury and the first to win at the Emirates.
There have been four penalties in the last five Premier League meetings between Arsenal and West Ham.
Arsenal have scored in the 41st and 77th minutes in each of their last two matches against West Ham.
Only Liverpool and Man Utd (six each) have won away at Arsenal more often in the Premier League era than West Ham (4).
Arsenal have lost consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since last January when they lost all three of their games in the month.
Theo Walcott has been involved in five of Arsenal’s last six Premier League goals (three goals, two assists) and has scored 11 in his last 15 appearances for Arsenal (in all competitions). He has already scored a career-high 14 goals for the season in all competitions.
West Ham have won just one of their last seven games in the Premier League (W1 D2 L4), while away from home, they’ve collected just one point in their last five trips (D1 L4).
Arsenal have fewer points after 22 matches than in any other season since Arsene Wenger took charge in 1996.
The North London side have produced mixed form at home this season, they have won three and lost two of their last five home games, scoring 14 goals and conceding nine in the process.
The Gunners are yet to lose a game in which they have taken the lead this season, winning seven and drawing two.
Sam Allardyce’s side have kept just six clean sheets in the Premier League, their last coming six games ago against West Brom.
The Hammers have picked up just eight points on the road out of a possible 30 and have a division-low of five goals away from home from 10 games.
Gunners on-loan striker Marouane Chamakh will be ineligible to play for West Ham due to standard loan rules.
Arsenal 2 West Ham 0
Note: Stats from opta/Uk Eurosport