Arsenal vs West HamEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Sep 19, 2020, Emirates Stadium
ARSENAL started their Premier League season in style and they will be targeting two wins from two when they welcome West Ham to the Emirates on Saturday night.
The Gunners ended last season in fine form and they picked up where they left off by cruising to an opening day 3-0 success at Craven Cottage last Saturday against newly-promoted Fulham.
Mikel Arteta has brought a real sense of optimism back to north London and the capital club will be aiming to continue their upward progression against a crisis-hit West Ham side this weekend.
David Moyes' men narrowly avoided relegation last season and Grady Diangana's exit coupled with a lack of funds to reshape the squad saw the Hammers pre-season blighted with hostility.
A large section of the West Ham faithful are furious with the direction the club are going in and last weekend's 2-0 defeat at home to Newcastle has done little to lift the mood at the London Stadium.
Such bad energy does not bode well for a West Ham side who's next six fixtures feature tussles with six of the teams who finished in the top-eight of the Premier League last term.
Arsenal have taken maximum points from 10 of their 11 meetings with West Ham at the Emirates and a home success on Saturday night is at a best 8/15 with Bet 365.
West Ham have failed to triumph in nine of their last 10 top-flight road trips and that is reflected in the odds with an away win trading at 5/1 with UniBet, while the draw is on offer at 18/5 with the same firm.
Both of my recommended bets landed at Craven Cottage last weekend and I like the look of revisiting one of those betting angles at the Emirates on Saturday night.
I backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to make the net bulge last Saturday and I'm again going to combine an Aubameyang goal alongside at least one card for the opposition.
Taking the above-mentioned bet will give us a 20/23 shot when making use of BetVictor's Bet Builder feature and that looks like a nice alternative angle with the view to siding with the Gabon goalgetter to hit the back of the net against the Hammers.
The Arsenal talisman has hit an eye-watering 55 goals in 88 top-flight appearances for the capital club and he will be confident of adding to that tally when faced with a confidence-stricken West Ham side.
Whether or not Aubameyang strikes remains to be seen, however, the Hammers will be hard tasked in trying to shutout Arsenal's top-heavy attack.
David Moyes' men have kept a mere one clean sheet across their last 19 Premier League outings and I fully expect that sequence to continue when West Ham make the short trip across the city on Saturday night.
There is little value in backing an outright Arsenal success at 8/15 with Bet 365, however, we can nudge the price up to 4/5 via a Bet Builder when combining an Arsenal victory alongside over one match goal.
This is exactly the type of assignment that Arsenal have been particularly efficient in dealing with in recent seasons and I fancy Arteta to steer his side to an authoritative first home win of the season on Saturday night.
This English Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham will be played on Sep 19, 2020 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Arsenal vs West Ham prediction.