West Ham welcome Arsenal to the London Stadium on Monday night, with the Gunners aiming to put a record-breaking winless run behind them.


The north London club are without a win in their last nine games across all competitions - the first longest spell without a victory since 1977. ​Freddie Ljungberg's side slumped to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Brighton in their last ​Premier League fixture and will be looking for redemption against another struggling side in the form of West Ham.


Meanwhile Manuel Pellegrini's team succumbed to a 2-0 away defeat to Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves side on Wednesday to make it one win in eight as the Hammers were unable to recapture the form illustrated against Chelsea in the previous fixture.

Manuel Pellegrini

With both managers unable to fully take advantage of the quality their teams possess, time may be fast running out for Pellegrini and Ljungberg - meaning three points will be a massive victory for either side.


Where to Watch

​When Is Kick Off?​Monday 9 December
​What Time Is Kick Off?​20:00 (GMT)
​Where Is It Played?​London Stadium
​TV Channel/Live Stream?​Sky Sports Premier League HD
​Referee?​Mike Dean

Team News


​West Ham continue to suffer defensively without their first-choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski who remains absent due to a hip injury. 


Moreover, former Arsenal star Jack Wilshere and midfielder Michail Antonio remain doubts with groin injuries. Manuel Lanzini is sidelined after fracturing his collarbone against ​Burnley last month.


Arsenal will have to make do without the services of Dani Ceballos, as the ​Real Madrid loanee continues rehabilitation after suffering a hamstring injury last month. Rob Holding has also picked up a knock to his knee and has been sidelined for Ljungberg's first two games in charge against ​Norwich and ​Brighton respectively. 

Rob Holding


Predicted Lineups

​West Ham:​Martin; Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Yarmolenko; Anderson; Haller.
​Arsenal:​Leno; Bellerín, Sokratis, Chambers, Tierney; Torreira, Xhaka; Pépé, Özil, Nelson; Aubameyang.

Head to Head Record


West Ham and ​Arsenal have faced each other 124 times prior to Monday's game, with Arsenal claiming 61 wins to the Hammers' 29, with the remaining 34 matches ending in a draw.​

West Ham United v Arsenal - Premier League

Arsenal lead on aggregate with a score of 211-138 and, although the Gunners have won two of the last three games against West Ham, they lost 1-0 the last time the two faced each other at the London Stadium. ​


Recent Form


Despite an emphatic victory over ​Chelsea, West Ham have found consistent winning form hard to come by. The Irons have accrued a meagre four points in their last eight games, winning one, drawing one and losing six. The Hammers have also conceded 18 goals in their last nine league outings and are winless in four home games, losing three and letting in nine goals in the process. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

As aforementioned, Arsenal are currently enduring a nine-game winless run, their worst form since 1977, when the Gunners went ten matches without a win under Terry Neill. The north London club have also had a torrid time on the road, and have subsequently not won in six league away fixtures, drawing three and losing three. Ljungberg's side have conceded two or more goals in each of their last five fixtures and are without a clean sheet in their last 11 matches across all competitions.


Here is how both teams have fared in their previous five fixtures.


West Ham​​Arsenal
​Wolves 2-0 West Ham (4/12)​Arsenal 1-2 Brighton (5/12)
Chelsea 0-1 West Ham (30/11)​​Norwich 2-2 Arsenal (1/12)
​West Ham 2-3 Tottenham (23/11)​Arsenal 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt (28/11)
​Burnley 3-0 West Ham (9/11)​Arsenal 2-2 Southampton (23/11)
​West Ham 2-3 Newcastle (2/11)​Leicester 2-0 Arsenal (9/11)

Prediction


West Ham and Arsenal find themselves in a similar predicament; unable to score more than they concede. While the Gunners defence has been leaky for the best part of a decade, lacking confidence in the attacking third of the pitch is something Arsenal sides past and present are not accustomed to. 


West Ham have proved to be a tough test for some of the top sides so far this season, beating the likes of Chelsea and ​Manchester United 1-0 and 2-0 respectively. Pellegrini will therefore urge his team to make the most of a vulnerable Arsenal side on Monday and could look to cause yet another upset against one of England's so called 'big six'.

Freddie Ljungberg

Arsenal, however, possess the firepower to drag them to victory despite not playing well with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring ten for the Gunners so far this season. Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pépé and Gabriel Martinelli also possess a potent goal threat and should be enough to overcome West Ham on Monday night.


Prediction: West Ham United 1-2 Arsenal