West Ham United travel to the Emirates Stadium Saturday morning for a match where at least one of the teams will earn points.
West Ham will hope that this match may finally yield positive results, after losses against Liverpool (4-0) and Bournemouth (1-2) have made the start to the season a headache for the London side. New manager Manuel Pellegrini has yet to see his first win with the Hammers after spending lavishly in the transfer market on names like Andriy Yarlomenko and Issa Diop, who have yet to see their first start with their new club. Also on the list of transfers are recent Arsenal departures Lucas Perez and Jack Wilshere, who return to the Emirates for the first time in a Hammers uniform. Currently, West Ham only have a single goal from a penalty this season and currently sit in 19th place in the table. Another loss could create a lot of concern for Hammer fans.
As for Arsenal, they sit with the same record as West Ham (0-0-2). Two losses at the hands of former champion(s) Man City and Chelsea were as hard of a test as Unai Emery could get at his new position. Emery and Arsenal can feel a bit better about their next run of games, which doesn’t include any of last year’s top 5 clubs for over 2 months.
Strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng and Alexandre Lacazette have yet to put in a goal for the Gunners this season, expect one of them to get off the mark tomorrow though. Arsenal have put away 16 and only conceded 5 against West Ham in their previous 6 matches (all competitions).
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4️⃣ changes and Arnie's our captain today! pic.twitter.com/r3Ot1vvxRl— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) August 25, 2018
West Ham United at Arsenal
Emirates Stadium, London
Saturday, August 25th, 3:00 PM BST | 10:00 AM EST | 7:00 AM PT
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