West Ham United gives continuity to their 2020/21 Premier League season with Arsenal’s visit to London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Hammers welcome the Gunners.
Who are also their closest rivals to the Premier League, to their 29 of 38 games. After knowing that a win will keep them fifth in the table.
The Irons will be looking to avenge a 2-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
Since in their second game of the season in September, Eddie Nketiah‘s goal in the 85th minute denied West Ham a point. However, David Moyes‘ side doubled the lead.
Three points will see West Ham draw 51 points, and fourth place Chelsea will play the sixth round this weekend.
However, the Blues’ goal difference is nine goals better than the Hammers at the weekend.
Arsenal, meanwhile, will enter the weekend at 10 pm. But the victory will put them above Aston Villa in ninth place with 44 points.
Here’s a Premier League Highlight from 2020:
At least until Villa host Tottenham Hotspur later on Sunday evening.
With the country at the national end, Sunday’s game is going to hold without fans.
However, the start of the 3 pm will be broadcast live in the UK by Sky Sports and worldwide by broadcast Premier League partners.
About the Teams
West Ham United will be without Arthur Masuaku, recovering from a knee injury. However, Jesse Lingard is returning after missing the game against Manchester United’s parents.
Angelo Ogbonna is still recovering from an ankle injury during the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United in February. Andriy Yarmolenko suffered a knee injury in the same match.
Darren Randolph (waist) and Ryan Fredericks (groin) were both recovering from Rush Green, while the Pablo Fornals (groin) were also nearing the return.
Arsenal could welcome England striker Buka Saka back. He missed Thursday’s UEFA Europa League match against Olympiacos due to a hamstring injury. Still, Brazilian winger Willian is expected to miss the calf.
On September 19, 2020, a goal from the late Eddie Nketiah defended Arsenal’s 2-1 win over West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium.
Seven weeks after beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley. And three weeks after defeating Premier League champions, Liverpool on penalties to win the FA Community Shield.
Arsenal had won two of their opening matches and placed second on the table.
After a challenging 2019/20 season interrupted by the departure of manager Unai Emery.
And the COVID-19 epidemic, the Gunners look set to shoot all the cylinders under the former captain and new coach Mikel Arteta as the current campaign emerges.
However, six months went by, and Arsenal’s barrel seemed to be tight. And.
After finishing last season by eight, the north Londoners were again in the middle of the table.
Their hopes of finishing in the top four were over. And they had a real battle on their hands to earn a European 26th season in a row.
So, what’s wrong with the red and white part of north London?
Removed from the EFL Cup and FA Cup. Arsenal’s best hope of returning to the UEFA Champions League could lie in the UEFA Europa League.
They have won Greek Olympiacos’ challenge to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday evening.
Arsenal still has many top players, especially Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and promising youngsters, led by England’s Buka Saka.
Yet, the challenging days of Arsene Wenger’s winners and George Graham’s trophy winners are long gone.
After shooting several posts in recent seasons, it is up to Arteta to make his Gunners shoot again in the Premier League.
West Ham United & Arsenal will clash in the Premier League for the 50th time
Arsenal has got the best of the last 49. The Gunners have won 32 of 49 for West Ham in eight wins, with nine draws.
The visitors also have scored more than twice, as many goals as the hosts, 91 to 35. And have kept more than twice as many clean sheets, 23 to 11.
However, West Ham lead with yellow and red cards shown by 93 yellow and six reds for 71 and three Arsenal, respectively!
Arsenal had won each of the last three Premier League meetings, West Ham’s final victory came at London Stadium on January 12, 2019, when Declan Rice’s goal secured a 1-0 win.
The Irons’ best Premier League results against the Gunners were a 2-0 win over Highbury on April 30, 1994, and at the Emirates Stadium on August 9, 2015.
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Born in Sunderland in 1970, Jonathan Moss won a football scholarship at Central Connecticut State University in the United States.
Still, he completed his studies with a degree in physical education and teaching at the University of Leeds.
Moss played for Sunderland and Millwall Football Academy before opting to become a fitness teacher, coaching future Liverpool and England star James Milner at Westbrook Lane Primary School in Leeds!
Moss’s referee started in the Northern Counties East League and Northern Premier League before being promoted to the national assistant referees’ team in 2003.
He became the Football League referee in 2005 and became the Premier League referee in 2011, before taking the reins in the 2015 FA Cup final at Wembley.
The 50-year-old has ruled West Ham United 29 times since a 2-1 defeat in the Derby County Championship in New Year 2011.
His new Hammers appointment was a 3-1 Premier League defeat by Liverpool at London Stadium on January 31 this year.