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Arsenal have failed to win in their last four Premier League games away from home and will be tested in Saturday’s early kick-off when they travel to face West Ham United at London Stadium.
A weekend of FA Cup third-round action saw both teams advance; the Hammers beat Birmingham City 2-0 to book a fourth-round clash at AFC Wimbledon, while the Gunners will host Manchester United after defeating Blackpool 3-0.
West Ham can temporarily climb three places into seventh with a big enough victory, although Manuel Pellegrini’s side lack form on their own turf and are without a win in their previous two home outings.
Arsenal are hot on the heels of fourth-placed Chelsea and could draw level on points with the Blues with a win, though they’ve been held to draws in two of their past three trips to face the Hammers.
Arsenal were 3-1 victors when these two teams met at the Emirates Stadium in August, but Pellegrini’s side have developed into more of a cohesive unit since then and will pose more of a threat in east London.
Both teams were successful in the FA Cup third round and have also both been distracted by transfer headlines in recent days, albeit for different reasons.
In Arsenal’s case, fans were dismayed to hear manager Unai Emery say on Thursday that the club had no funds for permanent deals this month.
Layth Yousif of the Islington Gazette voiced his incredulity, having seemingly felt more substantial midseason improvements were required:
West Ham supporters recently learned star striker Marko Arnautovic is a chief target for an unnamed Chinese Super League side that has bid £35 million for his services. Per TalkSport, the forward’s brother and agent, Danijel, has stressed the player wants to leave: