Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal v West Ham

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Arsenal to claim a 2-0 win over West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday

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Mark Lawrenson is backing Arsenal to pick up their first Premier League points of the season when they host West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.

The north London side have suffered a disappointing start to the Premier League campaign under new manager Unai Emery after they slumped to back to back defeats by Manchester City and Chelsea FC in their opening two games.

Arsenal will now aim to secure their first Premier League win of the season on Saturday as they host the Hammers at The Emirates.

And former Liverpool FC man Lawrenson is backing the north London side to pick up all three points when they host the east London outfit this weekend.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “West Ham seriously worry me.

“They were hopeless defensively in defeat by both Liverpool and Bournemouth. You can sign as many players as you want, but ultimately if you can’t defend in the Premier League, you are going to be in trouble.”

Arsenal will be looking to at least challenge for a top four finish this season after the Gunners missed out on Champions League qualification for the last two seasons running.

The north London side have not won the Premier League since 2004 and they finished in sixth place and without a trophy last season under Arsene Wenger, who chose to stand down at the end of the campaign.

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