Arsenal vs West Ham: Prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results, odds
The Gunners can open up an eight-point lead with victory in north London, ahead of Manchester City playing two days later, although we are still some way from the halfway mark of the campaign.
During the World Cup break, Arsenal beat Lyon and AC Milan in Dubai before a friendly defeat at the hands of Juventus.
West Ham drew with Fulham after wins over Cambridge and Udinese with the pressure growing on David Moyes to bounce back from a poor start.
Indeed, they sit just a point above the drop zone before the restart.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Arsenal vs West Ham is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Monday December 26, 2022.
The match will take place at the Emirates Stadium.
Where to watch Arsenal vs West Ham
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Amazon Prime Video.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Amazon Prime Video app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Malik Ouzia at the ground.
Arsenal vs West Ham team news
Mikel Arteta will have to decide whether to start William Saliba, who is only set to return to training for a short period after the World Cup final but should be fresh having played only 27 minutes for France in Qatar.
Gabriel Jesus (knee) and Emile Smith Rowe (groin) are out while Reiss Nelson is a doubt after going off against Juventus with an apparent hamstring injury. There are also question marks over Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf) and Takehiro Tomiyasu (hamstring).
West Ham are likely to be without Nayef Aguerd after he injured his thigh at the World Cup.
Kurt Zouma is set to miss out after knee surgery last month with Maxwel Cornet (calf) absent and doubts over Aaron Cresswell (hamstring), Gianluca Scamacca (ankle) and Michail Antonio (thigh).
Arsenal vs West Ham prediction
Arsenal have been a huge bogey team for West Ham in recent years but the visitors should make things tough for a side shorn of their star forward. Nonetheless, the Hammers’ own deficiencies in attack will constrict their chances of an upset.
A 1-0 win to Arsenal.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The Hammers’ last win at the Emirates came over seven years ago with Arsenal claiming victory in 10 of their last 13 meetings.
Arsenal wins: 71
West Ham wins: 35
Arsenal vs West Ham match odds
Arsenal win: 1/2
West Ham win: 11/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).