West Ham United will travel to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday as they look to try and get their Premier League season underway after a disappointing start to the campaign.
Indeed, whilst the pressure will have already been firmly on the shoulders of David Moyes from the onset, a defeat to Newcastle United last weekend will have only further intensified the pressure as they looked rather dire.
The Hammers managed to get a taste for winning with their victory over Charlton Athletic on Tuesday in the Carabao Cup, however their meeting against Arsenal is guaranteed to provide them with a completely different challenge.
Conceding goals has been a huge problem
Whilst the club may have kept a clean sheet against their London counterparts on Tuesday in the cup, the Hammers have seriously struggled to keep the goals out of the net for a long time.
Indeed, Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick provided the goals for Newcastle last weekend, however Moyes witnessed his side concede five against recently-relegated AFC Bournemouth in a pre-season friendly prior to the start of the campaign.
The Irons’ record away from home makes for horrible reading as well, and will not feel many with confidence, especially as they go up against a side who are full of confidence and will have only gained even more following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s decision to commit his future to the Gunners.
In West Ham’s last five games away from the London Stadium in the Premier League, the Hammers have conceded six goals, whilst their record at the Emirates Stadium will have the Hammers’ faithful watching the game through their fingers. At least those that like to place bets at the best online casino will not have to, as they will know they will have a great chance of picking up a win or two.
In the last five matches to have been played at the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners have managed to put 12 goals past West Ham, whilst the Irons have managed to score just three times in the last three visits to north London.
Attackers need to step up
Michail Antonio was perhaps the star of the show for West Ham last season as his goals were arguably one of the only reasons as to why the Hammers remain in the Premier League for the 2020/21 campaign, alongside Robert Snodgrass.
There will be a huge reliance on his shoulders once again, although he will need help from men such as Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson. Both of the aforementioned duo managed to get themselves on the scoresheet against Charlton in the Carabao Cup recently, however 2019/20 was a season far from the standards that many would have expected from them.