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Arsenal are now on their worst run in more than 42 years and interim manager Freddie Ljunberg will hope to stem the rot when they tackle West Ham in this London derby.

Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Monday, 9th December
Kick off: 20:00
Venue: London Stadium
TV Channel: Sky Sports

West Ham were yet again beaten 2-0 at Wolves in midweek, a result coming after they picked up an impressive win against Chelsea. The Hammers were meant to build on what was their first victory since September but came unstuck at the Molineux no thanks to goals from Leander Dendoncker and Patrick Cutrone.

The mood is a deflated one for Manuel Pellegrini’s team coming into this one, and they could find themselves in the bottom three after this round of games in the division. The Chilean is under pressure to save his job as names have been drawn up in the media, as per his replacement.

Arsenal are themselves in a mess, and seem not to buy a win at the moment. The Gunners are still without any victory in their last ten games, losing three of their last most recent five. Ljunberg was expected to steady the ship to some extent till a new man is brought in, but that have not been the case.

Following latest league results, they are now in mid table but have a chance to gain back some pride with a rousing performance here.

Team news

West Ham

Robert Snodgrass is a doubt after pulling up with an injury in the loss to Wolves last timeout.

Manuel Lanzini, Lukasz Fabianski and Jack Wilshere are definitely ruled out for this one.


Dani Ceballos who remains out for the foreseeable future is Ljunberg’s only worry.

Head to head

Arsenal have a greater win percentage here, having won 65 of the last 140 meetings between them. West Ham have 35 and 40 games have been drawn.

Match stats

West Ham have been losing at both half time and full time in five of their last seven league games.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last three league games.

Team form

West Ham were brought crashing back down to earth when losing to Wolves last timeout and will be targeting another scalp here. West Ham’s last five matches in all competitions (LLLWL)

Arsenal are in dire need of saving their season after series of unsavoury results which have seen them slide down the table. Arsenal last five matches in all competitions (LDLDL)

Betting preview

Arsenal are understandably odds-on to triumph and their short price suggests tipping them for an outright win will have little value. But West Ham will not go down without a fight at the London stadium and can be backed to see out a first half draw at worst. Expect a cagey, drab first period just before the Gunners quality shine through, and that is 5/1.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score first also have an appeal for this game and that is priced 10/3.

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