West Ham haven’t even mustered a goal in their last four visits to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and more worryingly for boss Sam Allardyce, have failed to find the net in five consecutive away matches in league and cup.
These statistics don’t bode well as they prepare to renew hostilities with the Gunners and indeed Arsene Wenger’s troops have to be considered home bankers at 9/20 with BetVictor despite suffering back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.
Those losses came against Manchester City and Chelsea, opposition of a higher quality than the Hammers, so it’s not fair to use that as a yardstick for Arsenal’s form but where Allardyce’s men are concerned, recent results are a touch more telling.
Before they went down 1-0 to Manchester United in the cup, West Ham were beaten at Sunderland and Reading in their last two matches on their travels so they’ll need a huge improvement if they are to emerge with anything in North London.
It’s hard to see them turning things around to that extent and moreover they look set to draw another blank, Coral quoting the Gunners at an enticing 6/4 to win ‘to nil’.
The Arsenal flyer will be feeling a lot more settled now his contractual issues have been ironed out and he celebrated signing on the dotted line by getting on the scoresheet at Chelsea on Sunday. Walcott also struck when the teams met at Upton Park earlier in the campaign and he can add to his 15 league and cup goals in this one.