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15 goal Bowen nervous but excited

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We seem to be saying it every week but today’s game is absolutely massive!

Whilst Brighton and Hove Albion did us a favour by keeping Wolves behind us with a win at Molineux yesterday (Sat), it’s now up to the Irons to take full advantage and push themselves six points clear and back into the top six.

Jarrod Bowen has been immense for us this season and most will be looking to him as an inspiration at the London stadium against the north Londoners.

With 15 goals to his name the former Hull striker has become one of the most feared players in the Premier league – a bundle of energy whose form has impressed everybody in the game.

With three weeks of a memorable 2021/22 season to go, the Leominster-born player and his Club still have a huge amount to play for, with West Ham hunting for a spot in the Europa League final and the place in next season’s UEFA Champions League that comes with victory in it.

Before thoughts turn to the second leg of that semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany this Thursday evening, though, the No20 is focused on this afternoon’s Premier League fixture with Arsenal.

And ahead of the game he said: “The games are coming thick and fast at the moment and obviously we’ve got massive games in Europe and also a massive game here on Sunday as well.

“We’re just taking it one game at a time, so we’re focused on Arsenal today, then we’ll concentrate on Frankfurt on Thursday, which is what we’ve done all season.

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“I’m excited about what’s to come. I get a bit nervous on the day of each match itself, but that’s only natural and I can’t wait to get out there on the pitch.

West Ham versus Arsenal is a massive game.

We respect Arsenal and they’re in a great bit of form at the minute and really pushing for that top four place and we’re pushing to get into that top six, so it’ll be a great game.

It’s a London derby, they’re in great form and we want to get the better of them.

I remember the away game at the Emirates where we got another red card when Vladi [Coufal] was sent-off and they missed a penalty before going on to win, so we want to get the win against them this time around.”



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