Hammers have a double on their minds

The Hammers  visit Arsenal with a double on their minds!

Hammers have a double on their minds

The Irons have already tasted success against Arsenal in this season’s EFL Cup, and despite Liverpool ending their aspirations in that competition, David Moyes‘s team bounced back so impressively against Manchester United WRITES MICHAEL TALBOT.

Hammers visit Arsenal with a double on their minds!

The Gooners had seemed poised to break their 11-year drought without a top-flight victory at Anfield but only managed the draw in the Premier League encounter and have never clinched the league title in seasons where they topped the standings on December 25.
Despite a seemingly underwhelming record of one win in their last four matches across all competitions, Arsenal’s strength remains evident at home.
A recent 2-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion marked their fifth consecutive Premier League win at the Emirates Stadium, with no London Premier League losses at home since August 2021.
West Ham and Man United saw Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus shine, condemning Erik ten Hag’s struggling team to a familiar Premier League defeat. The Europa Conference League champions are currently sitting seventh in the table and knocking on the Champions League door.
West Ham’s victory over Man United marked their fifth win in seven top-flight games, but their sole defeat in this sequence occurred in a London derby away from home, suffering a 5-0 demolition by Fulham.
Notably, West Ham convincingly beat Arsenal 3-1 in November’s EFL Cup fourth-round tie, although Arteta’s side had won by the same scoreline on Boxing Day last year.
A resilient West Ham unit will still make life difficult for Arteta’s men, but the Irons have not kept a top-flight clean sheet on the road since April, and such shortcomings may prove fatal in North London.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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