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Courtesy of The Press Bureau – Mikel Arteta faced the media ahead of Arsenal’s London debt with the Hammers.
Arsenal v West Ham United – Emirate Stadium – Premier League – Saturday 3pm – Preview:
Despite their UEFA Europa League exit, the Gunners chief has overseen a revival at the Emirates, carrying the North Londoners within touching distance of the top four.
The Spaniard was fully aware of the threat posed by a West Ham side boosted by last weekend’s 3-1 win over Southampton. He was also respectful of the job David Moyes is doing across the capital
“They caused a lot of problems for big teams. I worked with David for seven years and I know how structured he will be,” Arteta explained.
“The thing I admire the most is how he treated people and built a culture at the club. I spoke with him a few times. He’s always been really supportive.”
Arsenal v West Ham United – Head to head:
Arsenal won: 67
West Ham United won: 35
Arsenal v West Ham United – Last five meetings (all competitions):
December 19, 2017 – League Cup
Arsenal 1-0 West Ham United
April 22, 2018 – Premier League
Arsenal 4-1 West Ham United
August 25, 2018 – Premier League
Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United
January 12, 2019 – Premier League
West Ham United 1-0 Arsenal
December 9, 2019 – Premier League
West Ham United 1-3 Arsenal
Jeevesie’s prediction: Arsenal 2-1 West Ham United