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Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal vs West Ham United

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BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction for Wednesday’s Premier League clash between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are currently sixth in the league standings with 27 points, two behind the Hammers, who are occupying the final Champions League spot.

With Manchester United’s game at Brentford rescheduled due to multiple COVID-19 cases, the Gunners have the chance to break into the top four.

Lawrenson has backed them to prevail with a 2-1 win in the London derby as the Hammers have looked a ‘little big leggy’ over the past few games.

He told BBC Sport: “I have a feeling the Gunners will get another victory here because, as good as West Ham have been, they are just starting to look a little bit leggy.”

“The Hammers were nowhere near their best in their draw at Burnley on Sunday and, although they are still fourth, they have only won one of their past five games.”

Our view:

The Gunners have been in sublime form at home this term with six wins, one draw and one defeat from eight matches.

They also have a superb record against the Hammers, picking up 16 points from the last seven meetings with one loss.

Hence, the north London club should start favourites tomorrow, but it remains to be seen whether they can capitalise.

They have missed out on a couple of chances to break into the top four with the most recent one at Manchester United

The club could end a matchday in the Champions League places for the first time since October 2020 with a win.

The match appears likely to go ahead at the moment with no players affected by COVID-19.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com

Read: Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1) vs West Ham United.

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