After failing to take full control of their lead at the top last weekend, Arsenal travel to West Ham knowing well that anything less than a win will be detrimental to their title charge.
With Man City playing a day earlier, Arsenal could enter the game just three points above the Pe Guardiola side, and with a tie against the defending Champions still to come, the Gunners will have to win all of their remaining games to end their 19-year long wait for the title, albeit that is reliant on City doing the same.
After drawing Gent on Thursday night, attention for West Ham now turns to the league where they are not out of the woods yet. They had a crucial win over Fulham last week and will be looking for the same outing when Arteta boys visit home.
H2H / Stats
West Ham wins: 35, Draws: 40, Arsenal wins: 70
26/12/22: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham
1/5/22: West Ham 1-2 Arsenal
15/12/21: Arsenal 2-0 West Ham
21/3/21: West Ham 3-3 Arsenal
19/9/20: Arsenal 2-1 West Ham
7/3/20: Arsenal 1-0 West Ham
West Ham left unscathed in their Thursday night game against Gent and apart from Gianluca Scamacca, David Moyes has a large pool of players to choose from. The Hammers should however welcome Lucas Paqueta but it is too early to slot him into the starting team in a game of such magnitude.
On the Arsenal side who have had an entire week of rest, there’s not yet an update on William Saliba’s status for Sunday’s fixture, but it seems unlikely that he’ll return. Eddie Nketiah returned to training in the week and should make the matchday squad, but Gabriel Jesus will almost certainly start up top at the London Stadium.
Probable Line ups
West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Cresswell; Bowen, Soucek, Rice, Fornals; Ings, Antonio
Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
Arsenal are not going to relent in their pursuit to win a league title that has eluded them for years now. With a week’s rest, they are certainly prepared to face the Hammers who are doing everything on their own not to lose their Premier League status. The Hammers might prove tricky but recent outings against the Mikel Arteta side have not been fruitful and the same should happen on Sunday.
Verdict: Arsenal Win
Anytime goal scorers
The Brazilian is the Gunners’ current leading scorer with 14 goals and four assists to his name. While Gabriel Jesus has been leading the line, Martinelli can’t be wished away in such a tie. He has scored 6 goals in PL away matches this season and scored one goal in the last two meetings against their Sunday opponents.
Having been out with an injury, Jesus feels that it should be his time to bail out the team in the title run-in. The urge of dethroning his former club from the title is spurring him and going by his display on the club’s last outing, he is a man in the business.
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