• 15 Apr 2014, Kick Off 7:45pm
  • Ref: Kevin Friend
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Emirates Stadium, London
Arsenal
3
1
West Ham United
78' Lukas Podolski
55' Olivier Giroud
44' Lukas Podolski
 
Result
40' Matthew Jarvis
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    • 1Szczesny
    • 3Sagna
    • 4Mertesacker
    • 6Koscielny
    • 5Vermaelen
    • 8Arteta
    • 29Källström
    • 7Rosicky
    • 19Cazorla
    • 9Podolski
    • 12Giroud
    • 13Adrián
    • 20Demel
    • 5Tomkins
    • 2Reid
    • 8Armero
    • 7Jarvis
    • 16Noble
    • 47Nocerino
    • 21Diamé
    • 9Carroll
    • 23Downing
    • 16Ramsey
    • 25Jenkinson
    • 22Sanogo
    • 15Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 40Bellerín
    • 37Akpom
    • 21Fabianski
    • 22Jääskeläinen
    • 26Cole
    • 14Taylor
    • 3McCartney
    • 28Johnson
    • 24Carlton Cole
    • 12Vaz Te

    Arsenal

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 W. Szczesny
    • 3 B. Sagna
    • 4 P. Mertesacker
    • 6 L. Koscielny
    • 5 T. Vermaelen
    • 8 M. Arteta
    • 29 K. Källström
    • 7 T. Rosicky (Ramsey '72)
    • 19 S. Cazorla (Jenkinson '88)
    • 9 L. Podolski
    • 12 O. Giroud

    West Ham United

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-3-3
    • 13 A. San Miguel del Castillo
    • 20 G. Demel
    • 5 J. Tomkins
    • 2 W. Reid
    • 8 P. Armero
    • 7 M. Jarvis (Vaz Te '78)
    • 16 M. Noble
    • 47 A. Nocerino
    • 21 M. Diamé
    • 9 A. Carroll (Cole '84)
    • 23 S. Downing (Cole '78)
    Substitutes
    • 16 A. Ramsey
    • 25 C. Jenkinson
    • 22 Y. Sanogo
    • 15 A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 40 H. Bellerín
    • 37 C. Akpom
    • 21 L. Fabianski
    Substitutes
    • 22 J. Jääskeläinen
    • 26 J. Cole
    • 14 M. Taylor
    • 3 G. McCartney
    • 28 R. Johnson
    • 24 C. Cole
    • 12 R. Vaz Te
    • 3 Goals 1
    • 1 First Half Goals 1
    • 8 Shots On Target 2
    • 3 Shots Off Target 7
    • 2 Yellow Cards 2
    • 14 Fouls 12
    • 2 Offsides 2
    • 61.4 Possession % 38.6
    • 581 Total Passes 355
    • 495 Accurate Passes 263
    • 17 Crosses 24
    • 4 Accurate Crosses 7
    • 4 Corners 3
    • 9 Tackles Won 16
    • 14 Total Tackles 20
    • 2 Blocks 3
    • 3 Blocked Scoring Attempts 3
    • 15 Interceptions 12
    • 31 Clearances 35
    • 31 Effective Clearances 35
    • 22 Headed Clearances 19
    • 1 Keeper Saves 5
    • 6 Keeper Throws 2
    • 6 Accurate Keeper Throws 2
    • 12 Goal Kicks 6
    • 7 Accurate Goal Kicks 2

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    Arsene WengerWritten by: @WestHamWorld
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    Team News:

    Arsenal (5th, 64 points)

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin), Nacho Monreal (dead leg) and Lukas Podolski (leg) are all doubts.

    Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Wojciech Szczesny are all expected to return to the starting XI after being rested for the Gunners’ FA Cup semi-final with Wigan on Saturday.

    West Ham United (11th, 37 points)

    Kevin Nolan faces a late fitness test due to a hamstring injury, which could see either Mohamed Diame or Antonio Nocerino drafted in to deputise in the middle of the park.

    George McCartney and Marco Borriello are definitely sidelined through injury.

    Match Preview

    Whether you think we’re safe yet or not, the likelihood of us being caught now is extremely minimal.

    That said, the likelihood of us getting a positive result at the Emirates tonight are almost just as minimal, despite Arsenal’s current form and injury problems.

    With little else to worry about other than the highest possible finish in the table, Arsene Wenger was right in saying that we will be fearless tonight. We have performed well in our last two games, exceptional in our defeat to Liverpool last weekend, and that’ll give us the confidence to get something from Arsenal tonight.

    If we can replicate that Liverpool performance tonight then there would be every reason to believe we can snatch all three points from Arsenal and all but end their Champions League hopes, which I believe would be right up there with beating Spurs twice at White Hart Lane this season.

    However, we all know that Allardyce doesn’t approach away fixtures in the same way and, as a result, it’s more likely that we’ll see ourselves sitting back and inviting pressure for pretty much the entire 90 minutes.

    Either way, we can begin to feel safe in the knoweldge that we’ll be playing in the Premier League next season and a summer rebuild is, hopefully, going to make us a stronger and less vulnerable outfit next season and ahead of your move to the Olympic Stadium.

    Verdict: Goalless draw.

    Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 Barclays Premier League games against West Ham (W9 D2 L0), including winning the last six in a row.

    West Ham won their last Barclays Premier League away game – 2-1 at Sunderland. They haven’t won two successive PL away matches since December 2007.