Arsenal aims to secure their sixth away victory in London derbies during the 2022-23 Premier League season on Sunday, as they journey across the city to challenge West Ham United at the London Stadium.
The Gunners have triumphed in all five of their away London derbies in the Premier League this season, boasting an impressive 11-0 aggregate score. They have only achieved six consecutive league derby wins on the road on two occasions – in February 1989 and March 2014.
To halt Arsenal’s title pursuit, West Ham must overcome their dismal record against the Gunners. In their last 29 Premier League clashes with Arsenal, the Hammers have managed only two victories, amassing a meager 11 points from a potential 87 (W2 D5 L22). West Ham’s most recent league win against Arsenal dates back to January 2019, when a solitary Declan Rice goal secured a 1-0 victory.
Arsenal has often faced adversity against West Ham in the competition. They have registered eight Premier League wins against the Hammers after initially conceding a goal, including a 3-1 triumph in the corresponding fixture at the Emirates in December. This statistic represents both the most wins Arsenal has achieved against an opponent after falling behind, and the most defeats West Ham has suffered against a team when taking the lead.
Keep a close eye on the 38th minute of Sunday’s match, as that exact minute has seen a goal scored in each of the last three West Ham vs Arsenal battles at the London Stadium.
Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta has yet to experience defeat against West Ham in the Premier League (P6 W5 D1). In fact, Arsenal has not recorded more victories under the Spaniard against any other team than the Hammers, and they have only scored more goals against Leeds (15) and Everton (14) than against West Ham (13).
On the opposing side, West Ham’s manager David Moyes has claimed only one win in his past 24 Premier League encounters with Arsenal (D7 L16), which occurred with Manchester United in November 2013 (1-0). All eyes will be on the pre-match lineup announcements, as William Saliba’s availability is uncertain due to injury. Arsenal will surely miss Eddie Nketiah, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Mohamed Elneny, while West Ham will be without Gianluca Scamacca. The Italian forward, who joined from Sassuolo during the summer, is sidelined with a knee injury.