Arsenal vs West Ham United
English Premier League
Saturday, March 20, 2010
17.30 local time at the Emirates Stadium, London
A week after beating Hull City in their own backyard, Arsenal will be looking to pick up their sixth straight win in all competitions when they host local rivals West Ham United at the Emirates on Saturday evening.
The Gunners were made to work hard for their victory on Humberside last Saturday, with Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner netting an injury time winner.
Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin gave Arsenal the lead in the 14th minute at the KC Stadium after being set up by Bendtner. It was Arsenal’s 100th goal of the 2009-10 season, but Hull were back on level terms when referee Andre Marriner gave the Tigers a penalty for Campbell’s foul on Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink. Jimmy Bullard sent Almunia the wrong way to equalise for Hull.
Arsenal have made it a habit of sorts to score injury time winners in recent times and last week was no different. Denilson’s long range effort was parried away by Hull keeper Boaz Myhill, but unfortunately for Hull, Bendtner was first to the ball and he converted from close range. Continue reading “Arsenal vs West Ham United preview”