The Premier League is more exciting than ever before, because at the top, a handful of teams are fighting for the top position. Including Arsenal FC, who played at the West Ham United on Matchday 14. Last year, the hosts were annoyed by the Gunners in both matches and are therefore hopeful in this derby.
The Hammers are currently only 16th place with 12 points and only have a point lead over the relegation points. After their brilliant season last season, they have big problems in this series and do not really come in. Despite some disappointing performances, coach Slaven Bilic, who saw his team’s progress on the final day, On the last seven games, West Ham United conceded only two defeats – Everton (0: 2) and Tottenham (2: 3). Otherwise, they remained undefeated. The Hammers were able to improve significantly at home, as five points were won in the last three home games against Middlesbrough (1: 1), Sunderland (1: 0) and Stoke City (1: 1). A nightmare was also celebrated on the previous day, because there was a 1: 1 draw at Manchester United. This point gain was incredibly important for the team and could set new impetus, as it shows that the team is much better than their position might be. The defeat in the EFL Cup at Manchester United then shows however again that they are still lacking at Constance. Bilic have to do without Reece Oxford, Aaron Cresswell, Sam Byram, Gökhan Töre, Michail Antonio, Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll.
The Gunners are among the title candidates this season. With 28 points, they are in 4th place and are only three points away from the leader. After defeat on their first match against Liverpool (3: 4), the team remained undefeated in 12 league games. Arsenal have scored eight wins and four draws. Striking: Arsenal London conceded a conceding goal in the last four games. Even with FC Sunderland (4: 1) and also against Bournemouth (3: 1) they could not hold the zero. With West Ham there is now an opponent in front of his chest, against which they could get only one point last season. Coach Arséne Wenger also has a long list of failures. They are missing Chuba Akpom, Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla, Mathieu Debuchy and Per Mertesacker. Arsenal also suffered a shock during the week as they lost their home game against FC Southampton 2-0 at the EFL Cup.