Hello all and welcome to today’s big London derby, West Ham v Arsenal – LIVE and brought to you by Arsenal’s official car and van rental partner Europcar.
Strap yourselves in; this should be good.
With a game in hand, Arsenal are just four points off Spurs’ second spot, and after a 4-0 demolition of Watford that was about as close to flawless as you can get, they will have confidence on the ball and the desire to secure a 3rd consecutive Premier League win.
Many may not have expected the Hammers to be challenging for a Champions League spot at this stage of the season, and their current standing is in large part due to Dimitri Payet.
He’s impressed the Premier League, interested parties abroad and France coach Didier Deschamps alike this season and must be the danger man for the Gunners to watch today.
Wenger’s men, though, have an Alexis Sanchez firing on all cylinders, an Alex Iwobi brimming with youthful energy and a backline that has kept two clean sheets in a row.