Arsenal vs West Ham | EPL 22-23 | Matchday 17
The Premier League is chock full of great teams, with many of them disputing a title or a spot on the table that will grant them a direct passage to the Euro leagues. But there are still many games to play, and the points difference separating those who aspire to the top places is getting narrower and narrower. Therefore, matches like Arsenal vs West Ham are hugely important, as they provide the opportunity to score without much difficulty.
Arsenal vs West Ham 2022 to Be Played at Emirates Stadium
Arsenal Have No Intention of Stopping, and They Want to Top the Premiership
The Gunners‘ performance this season is taking everyone’s breath away. And when opponents are spectators to their other games, they see the kind of team they will have to face soon.
On the ninth matchday, Arsenal’s record was 8 wins and only one loss, an incredible start.
But they still have a lot of games to play, like Arsenal vs West Ham, but there’s little doubt they will struggle too greatly to grab three more points from this one.
West Ham Looks to Carve Out a Niche for Itself to Stay in the Top Flight
West Ham is trying to overcome a chaotic season start consisting of three consecutive defeats.
This blow meant they had to react, and after this, they managed to score three wins and a draw by their ninth matchday. This helped them move away from the last positions.
They should not be too confident, though. The midtable is a scrappy fight, and Arsenal vs West Ham is a game they will have to face with the conviction of being able to hurt their opponents.
Previous Arsenal vs West Ham Matches
These two teams already have a history in the Premier League.
On December 15, 2021, they played the first Arsenal vs West Ham of the 2020-21 season. Unsurprisingly, that match belonged to the Gunners, who managed to take a resounding 2-0 victory.
During the match, there were 8 shots on goal for Arsenal. West Ham was far behind, only managing one shot on goal. Possession did not differ that much, 57% for the home side and 43% for the visitors.
The first half almost ended goallessly, but in the 48th minute, Gabriel Martinelli scored in the rival’s net. The striker Alexandre Lacazette would be the one to send the ball to his teammate to make it 1-0.
In the 69th minute, the chance to make it 2-0 arrived, but Martinelli kicked the penalty into the hands of goalkeeper Fabiański. And third time lucky, at 87′, Emile Smith Rowe, assisted by Bukayo Saka, finally scored the second goal for the Gunners.
The second match of last season (May 1) was a tense match played at the Olympic Stadium in London, which vibrated for 20 minutes full of goals.
In the 38th minute, the score was opened by Rob Holding, assisted by Bukayo Saka, putting Arsenal ahead. West Ham’s equalizer was not long in the making, and in the 45th minute, Jarrod Bowen with a good assist from Vladimir Coufal managed to go into halftime with the score level.
In the second half, at minute 54, Gabriel dos Santos, assisted by Gabriel Martinelli, scored the goal that would seal the victory of Arsenal vs West Ham 2-1.
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Prediction for Arsenal vs West Ham 2022
In matches like this one, pointing a finger toward a possible winner is easy.
From this Arsenal vs West Ham game, expect a resounding victory for the Gunners with a score of 3-0.
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