MATCH PREVIEW: ARSENAL FAVOURED TO WIN LONDON DERBY AGAINST WEST HAM UNITED
What a role Arsenal have been on recently, and one that could be rewarded with a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League!
Of course, even just a few short days ago, it would have been something that many Gunners fans would not have been thinking would be possible, especially following defeats to Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton.
Indeed, many of the faithful would not have been expecting the kind of performance that had been put in against Chelsea in midweek, either.
Nonetheless, that 2-4 victory at Stamford Bridge appears to have been the springboard that the team needed and appears to have provided us with the opportunity to finally bring UEFA Champions League back to the Emirates Stadium.
This result was followed up with the victory against Manchester United last weekend, and there will be an air of confidence around north London that they can get the job done, especially as the Red Devils and neighbours Tottenham Hotspur seemingly do not want to take fourth.
With West Ham United up next, Mikel Arteta will know his side will be in another competitive battle, however it is widely believed it is one that they will be able to come out on top in this one.
According to the Betway Sportsbook, where punters are able to enjoy a number of exceptional bonuses and promotions to enhance their sports betting experiences, the Gunners are priced as 17/20 favourites to defeat the Hammers on Sunday.
Naturally, with Arsenal’s current form, there is every reason why the Gunners will be feeling confident going into the fixture, whilst there could be some influences beyond their control that could perhaps help, as well.
The Irons will have been hurt by the defeat to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, whilst they will have also been focused on their UEFA Europa League campaign, as they will have been going up against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday in the first leg of their semi-final contest.
Arsenal, on the other hand, would have had a full eight days to prepare for the game to be played at the London Stadium, and with other results at the weekend having gone their way, Arteta’s side will want to do everything they possibly can to ensure they are in a position to finally secure fourth place in the Premier League!
What do you think will happen on Sunday? Will Arsenal secure the three points and take control of fourth spot for good?