Arsenal v West Ham preview: Joe Hart place under threat
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Last Updated: 22/04/18 6:45pm
Arsene Wenger takes charge of Arsenal for the first time since revealing he’s set to leave in the summer as West Ham visit on Super Sunday.
Wenger, 68, will leave a year before his existing contract was due to expire having led the club to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during a 22-year reign.
His final season in the Premier League is petering out with one more defeat meaning they'll have lost 12 games in one season for the first time under Wenger.
However, Arsenal have won 41 of their 54 points at home (76%) this season which is the highest proportion of points at home in the Premier League this season.
West Ham are currently stuttering towards Premier League survival having won just one of their last six games but they are six points clear of the drop zone.
Ahead of this weekend, The Hammers require nine points to make certain of a Premier League place next season but four more points look likely to be enough.
Wenger is expected to freshen up his squad as he did in last week's defeat to Newcastle, with a Europa League semi-final next up against Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal have doubts over the fitness of Jack Wilshere.
The midfielder missed last weekend's defeat at Newcastle with an ankle injury that could again leave him on the sidelines against David Moyes' men, but Aaron Ramsey is available after suffering a deep gash to his calf against CSKA Moscow on April 12.
Manager Arsene Wenger has promised to name a strong side despite the upcoming Europa League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan (knee) and Santi Cazorla (Achilles) remain out.
Joe Hart could pay for his latest mistake as Moyes could bring in Adrian.
The goalkeeper's blunder gifted Stoke a goal in Monday's 1-1 draw and boss Moyes admits he has a decision to make, with Adrian waiting in the wings.
James Collins is not ready to return from his hamstring injury, while Winston Reid, Michail Antonio, Sam Byram and Pedro Obiang are long-term absentees.
Arsenal have lost just one of their last 19 Premier League meetings with West Ham (W14 D4), with that defeat coming at the Emirates in August 2015 (0-2).
Only Manchester United (8) and Liverpool (7) have won more away Premier League games against Arsenal than West Ham (5, level with Chelsea and Aston Villa).
There have been four hat-tricks scored in Premier League meetings between these sides (Sylvain Wiltord, Thierry Henry, Andy Carroll and Alexis Sanchez) - only Arsenal vs Liverpool (5) has seen more in the competition.
Arsenal have only failed to score in one of their last 31 home league games, in a 0-3 defeat against Manchester City in March.
West Ham have drawn all three of their away London derbies in the league this season. The last time they avoided defeat in all of their away London derby games in a single top-flight campaign was in 1983-84 (W1 D2 L0).
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been involved in eight goals in his opening eight Premier League games for Arsenal (6 goals, 2 assists). Only Andrey Arshavin (6 goals, 3 assists) was involved in more in a player's first eight for the club in the competition.
West Ham have 35 points - meaning Southampton have to win three of their last five, that's the way I'm looking at it. That's a big ask.
Southampton need back-to-back wins to make teams like West Ham nervous. It would bring a lot of teams back into the relegation mix.
I would expect Arsenal to win this. There's the prospect of Burnley finishing above Arsenal - no disrespect but if you're Arsenal you don't want to be finishing a 38-game season behind Burnley. Not in this day and age - maybe in the 1920s!
You can understand finishing below the top five, but not Burnley.
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0 (15/2 with Sky Bet)