Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for West Ham v Arsenal
Charlie Nicholas is backing Arsenal to claim a 3-1 win over West Ham United in the Premier League on Monday
Charlie Nicholas is backing Arsenal to claim a 3-1 victory over West Ham United in the Premier League on Monday night.
The Gunners suffered a disappointing defeat in front of their home fans on Thursday night when they went down 2-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion at The Emirates.
Arsenal are currently without a manager after Freddie Ljungberg was brought in on a temporary basis to replace Unai Emery, who was sacked last month.
Ljungberg’s side were held to a 2-2 draw by Norwich last weekend, before suffering a disappointing home defeat by the Seagulls on Thursday night.
Next up for the Gunners is a trip across London to take on West Ham United at the London Stadium on Monday night.
And former Arsenal star Nicholas is tipping the north London side to claim all three points when they travel to Stratford.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “These are two teams in a right mess.
“I saw more fight from Arsenal at Norwich, but it was a disaster defensively and a crazy team selection from Freddie Ljungberg.
“West Ham will be up for it, as will Arsenal – they have a chance of catching up and getting back in the top six. A bit of momentum can get you there.
“They have class up top, but West Ham are not showing a lot at the moment.”
Arsenal currently find themselves down in 10th place in the Premier League table and a staggering 10 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC.
The Gunners have only won four of their opening 15 Premier League games so far this season to leave their hopes of sealing Champions League qualification in doubt.