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Sunday verdict from the pundit we love to hate

Mark Lawrenson has delivered his Friday verdict on Sunday’s game and hardly surprisingly he’s going for an Arsenal win.

In his BBC column he declares and points to Andy Carroll as probably being a big influence over the closing games.

He said: “Getting Andy Carroll fit is a big bonus for West Ham because he can come on for the last few minutes and cause mayhem, like he did in their draw with Stoke.

But it is a big ask for them to go to Emirates Stadium and get anything there – on home form alone, Arsenal are third in the table, just two points behind Manchester City.

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The Gunners have been making lots of changes for their league games in between Europa League ties but they do not play the first leg of their semi-final against Atletico Madrid until Thursday, so I would expect Arsene Wenger to field a strong team.”

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

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3 comments on “Sunday verdict from the pundit we love to hate

  1. Wenger will probably field a weakish team, he wants to win Europa League whether they finish 6th or 7th is irrelevant, so in all honesty it doesn’t matter whether they win or lose in the league its all about the cup, its a great opportunity for us, even if he does field a strong side are they going to risk getting injured in 50/50’s while they have a chance for a european final, if it was utd under Ferguson you would say watch out but Arsenal under Wenger, may be wrong but I can’t see it can any of you guys ?

  2. Fan 32 spot on son can’t see anything other than a win or minimum draw for us depending on how moyes thinks the game is going and whether Hart decides to spill yet another easy hold of a shot and give points away. Maybe confidence with him but just wish we get a strong keeper this summer that is not just a shot stopper but comes out and commands his area especially on corners and not just be a dummy on the line waiting for a defender to clear or an attacker to head into goal.

  3. Lawrenson is out of therapeutic range (again)!
    I doubt that Andy Carroll will be our only hope?
    If “Moishe’ plays with 2 strikers(Arnie and Chicharito) with Lanzini behind, watch out Arsenal!!

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