Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Following a hard-fought win over Chelsea, West Ham United will be looking to claim yet another major scalp in the Premier League when they welcome their local rivals Arsenal at London Stadium. Thanks to the 1-0 win over Antonio Conte’s men the Hammers regained a much-needed confidence and a victory over the Gunners would see them escape the relegation zone in the Premier League standings. West Ham put an end to their eight-game winless run at the weekend, but Wednesday’s football game against Arsenal will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Arsene Wenger’s men aim to climb to the Champions League berth and seeing that they outclassed the Hammers in their last meeting at London Stadium, we are tempted to put our money on the away team. Olivier Giroud came as a substitute and scored the equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Southampton at the weekend and he is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Javier Hernandez):
Javier Hernandez or Chicharito is a 27-year-old striker who plays for German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. He began his professional career in 2006 playing for the Mexican club Guadalajara. His first break came in 2010, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, when he became the first Mexican player to join the English Premier League side Manchester United. He was very effective at United endearing himself to the fans with some crucial goals. Chicharito played for Real Madrid in 2014-15 season on loan and had limited success with them. But he revived his career with a move to Leverkusen in 2015 with whom he has regained his prolific scoring record. Hernandez carries his prolific form to national colors too. Having made his senior national debut in 2009, Chicharito has 43 goals from 80 games for the national team. He is the second highest goal scorer of all-time for the Mexico national team.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.