West Ham vs Arsenal
West Ham have lost eight and won none of their last 10 Premier League games against Arsenal.
Theo Walcott has scored in his last three Barclays Premier League appearances against West Ham.
Olivier Giroud has scored three goals in his two appearances against the Hammers and Santi Cazorla has two in two.
After going seven games without a victory in the Premier League away at a Sam Allardyce team (D3 L4), Arsene Wenger has enjoyed two victories in a row.
This is Arsenal’s 100th London derby away from home in the Premier League and the Gunners have won 44 out of 99; more victories on the road than any other team in capital clashes.
West Ham have won their last three Premier League games played on December 26, scoring nine goals in the process.
Arsene Wenger’s only defeat in a Premier League game on December 26 came in 1999 (3-2 to Coventry).
Arsenal are the only side to score 6+ goals on December 26, when they thrashed Leicester 6-1 in 2000.
Carlton Cole has scored three times in three previous games on December 26.
West Ham have scored just three times in the first half of matches in the Premier League this season – a league-low proportion of 21% of their goals.