David Moyes’ side sit just one point above the relegation zone and they’ve yet to find consistent form or figure out their best combinations in midfield and attack. The Hammers rely heavily on Declan Rice, while Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen have to regain their form of the last few seasons. The additions of Gianluca Scamacca and Lucas Paqueta haven’t really worked, so far.
Arsenal vs. West Ham: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live
Arsenal vs. West Ham: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV InfoJames Baylis - AMA/Getty ImagesArsenal begin their assault on the Premier League with a clash against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium. It stands to be a fascinating encounter. Both teams have plenty to prove—the Gunners will be desperate to demonstrate their title credentials, while the Hammers will hope for a positive start to life under new manager Slaven Bilic. Speaking to the BBC, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was very clear about the scale of his side’s ambition:We won the FA Cup last year and we finished third in the Premier League so our target is very high.
Arsenal vs West Ham live: How to watch, stream link, team newsPremier League leaders Arsenal host West Ham in a London derby on Boxing Day, as Mikel Arteta’s men aim to get off to a flying start to the restart. STREAM LIVE ARSENAL v WEST HAMThe Gunners have a five-point lead atop the Premier League table after the first 14 games of the season and they’ve lost just once and drawn once so far, winning the other 12.
They will also have to cope without full-back Carl Jenkinson, who is ineligible to face his parent club. Another familiar face Arsenal fans might have expected to see is Alex Song, who spent last season on loan in east London. However, he has not yet come to terms with West Ham over extending that deal into this season, so he will not be present at the Emirates Stadium. Predicted West Ham XI (4-4-2): Adrian; Joey O’Brien, Angelo Ogbonna, Winston Reid, Aaron Cresswell; Mark Noble, Reece Oxford, Cheikhou Kouyate, Dimitri Payet; Mauro Zarate, Diafra SakhoPlayers to WatchArsenal: Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainShaun Botterill/Getty ImagesThis is a huge season for Oxlade-Chamberlain.
However, Arteta has been dealt a big injury blow during the World Cup with Gabriel Jesus ruled out and it will be intriguing to see if Arsenal can simply pick up where they left off six weeks ago. All eyes will be on the north Londoners over the next few months as Arteta’s young side are set for a title battle but a few key injuries could quickly derail them.
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[ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA] Here’s everything you need to know for Arsenal vs West Ham. How to watch Arsenal vs West Ham live, stream link and start timeKick off: 3pm ET, Monday (December 26) TV Channel: Peacock Online: Stream via Peacock PremiumKey storylinesAs we said, how Arsenal cope with the loss of Gabriel Jesus is key. The Brazilian striker suffered a knee injury during the World Cup and has had surgery.
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Who’s looking like title contenders and/or favorites? Almost at the halfway mark of the 2022-23 season, Arsenal and Manchester City are looking head and shoulders above the rest. The Gunners will have their hands full for the duration of their title challenge, as Erling Haaland continues to take the Premier League by storm with an almost impossible goal-scoring record. Newcastle, Tottenham and Manchester United are locked in a battle for the top four, while Liverpool have improved and will be back in the Champions League scrap and Chelsea are struggling.
Wenger’s big choice revolves around who to play as his centre-forward: Olivier Giroud or Theo Walcott. Giroud’s height could be useful at defensive set-pieces, and he has nabbed five goals in as many games against West Ham. However, Walcott started the Community Shield and is likely to continue in that role. Predicted Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Hector Bellerin, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal; Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla; Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; Theo WalcottTony Marshall/Getty ImagesWest Ham will be without striking pair Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll, as they are still recuperating from injuries sustained during the summer. That lack of attacking options could mean a surprising reprieve for Mauro Zarate.
Our ambition is to win the Premier League but we have to sustain that by performance and fighting spirit in every single game. Arsenal’s hopes of challenging last season were undone by a poor start, so Wenger will be desperate to get off to a strong beginning in their opening league fixture. In 2014/15, they won just two of their opening eight games. A similar run this time around would prove disastrous. The Gunners cannot afford to hand a strong-looking Chelsea a significant lead. Talking to the same website, Bilic has also spoken of his expectations for the forthcoming campaign:We have a big season ahead of us which starts on Sunday.
Again, the main thing is getting better defensively and Aguerd had a fine World Cup for Morocco and now he’s fit, that’s a massive boost for West Ham. Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup optionsOUT: Gabriel Jesus (knee), Oleksandr Zinchenko (undisclosed), Reiss Nelson (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: William Saliba (late return from World Cup), Emile Smith Rowe (groin), Takehiro Tomiyasu (hamstring)West Ham team news, injuries, lineup optionsOUT: Nayef Aguerd (adductor), Kurt Zouma (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Gianluca Scamacca (ankle), Maxwel Cornet (calf), Michail Antonio (calf), Aaron Cresswell (hamstring) Follow @JPW_NBCSports If it’s the 2022-23 Premier League table you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA]We’re at the 2022 World Cup break, and the final few rounds of Premier League fixtures caused so many shocks.
m. BST, 8. 30 a. ETLocation: Emirates Stadium, LondonTelevision coverage: Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD (UK); NBCSN (U. S. )Streaming: Sky Go (UK)Team NewsArsenal are still without Alexis Sanchez, last year’s top goalscorer. Although he has now returned to training after his exertions at the Copa America, Wenger is yet to deem him ready for competitive action. As well as Alexis, Arsenal will be without the England international pair of Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere. The likelihood is that Wenger will go for an XI very similar to the one that lifted the Community Shield—meaning a Premier League debut for Petr Cech.
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Premier League table – Matchweek 16Follow @AndyEdMLS Everton vs Wolves: A pair of bottom-four side will face off and hope to start the second half of the season with three points when the Premier League returns to Goodison Park on Boxing Day (Monday, Dec. 26 – watch live, 10 am ET on Peacock Premium). STREAM LIVE EVERTON vs WOLVESFor Everton (14 points – 17th place), six games without a win to start the season left Frank Lampard’s side behind the 8-ball from the start. Five more defeats in their final seven games before the 2022 World Cup break didn’t help matters either.
As for the Hammers, David Moyes’ side have struggled in the Premier League this season but perhaps that is because they’ve prioritized the UEFA Europa Conference League? They are stacked with talent and at times they’ve looked like the team which finished sixth and seventh in the last two seasons respectively. Their main issue has been making defensive mistakes which is something they have to cut out.
[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights] Who are the early-season candidates for relegation? Newly promoted Nottingham Forest moved off the bottom of the table with a win before the break, with Wolves and Southampton currently occupying the other two relegation places. Leicester have picked up a few big wins, while West Ham, Everton and Leeds all find themselves within a few points of the bottom-three after a topsy-turvy start. Below you will find the latest Premier League table.
And yet, things have been much, much worse for Wolves (10 points), who have just two wins and eight goals scored from their first 15 games. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Everton vs Wolves. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA] How to watch Everton vs Wolves live, stream link and start timeKick off: 10 am ET, Monday, Dec. 26 (Boxing Day) Online: Stream via Peacock PremiumKey storylines & star playersThe lack of goals, points and wins cost Bruno Lage the Wolves job after just eight games, eventually replaced by Julen Lopetegui following a lengthy managerial search. Lopetegui was confirmed as Wolves’ new manager 34 after Lage was fired. Most recently the manager at Sevilla, where he won the Europa League in 2020, Lopetegui is set for his Premier League debut on Boxing Day.
We are going to be good in the Premier League. I am very confident about that. In the post-Allardyce era, the onus is on West Ham to be entertaining rather than merely efficient. It will be intriguing to see whether Bilic can inject some flair into the Hammers so early on his reign. It will be difficult for the Hammers to upset Arsenal: The Gunners have won each of their last 10 meetings between the two teams. If Bilic can lead his team to a positive result in this fixture, he will have announced himself in considerable style. Date: Sunday August 9Time: 1. 30 p.
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