The Gunners can open up an eight point lead with a win in north London, ahead of manchester city playing two days later, although we are still far from halfway through the campaign.
During the World Cup break, Arsenal beat Lyon and AC Milan in Dubai before losing to Juventus in a friendly.
West Ham drew with Fulham after wins over Cambridge and Udinese with the pressure mounting on David Moyes to recover from a poor start.
In fact, they sit just one point above the drop zone before the reset.
Date, start time and place
Arsenal vs West Ham is scheduled to take place at 8pm GMT on Monday, December 26, 2022.
The match will take place at the Emirates Stadium.
Where to watch Arsenal vs West Ham
Television channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Amazon Prime Video.
Live broadcast: Fans can also watch the game live online via the Amazon Prime Video app and website.
live blog: You can follow all the match day action via the Standard Sport live blog, with expert analysis from Malik Ouzia on the pitch.
Team News Arsenal vs West Ham
mikel arteta It will be necessary to decide if William Saliba startsthat he will only return to training for a short period after the World Cup final, but should be fresh after playing just 27 minutes for France in Qatar.
Gabriel Jesus (knee) and Emile Smith Rowe (groin) are out while Reiss Nelson is a doubt after coming off against Juventus with an apparent hamstring injury. There are also question marks over Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf) and Takehiro Tomiyasu (hamstring).
West Ham are likely to be without Nayef Aguerd after he injured his thigh at the World Cup.
Kurt Zouma will miss out after knee surgery last month with Maxwel Cornet (calf) absent and doubts over Aaron Cresswell (hamstring), Gianluca Scamacca (ankle) and Michail Antonio (thigh).
Arsenal vs West Ham betting tip and prediction
Arsenal have been a big bogey for West Ham in recent years, but the visitors should make things difficult for a team without their star striker. However, the Hammers’ own shortcomings in attack will reduce their chances of upsetting.
Victory 1-0 against Arsenal.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
The Hammers’ last win at the Emirates came seven years ago as Arsenal claimed victory in 10 of their last 13 meetings.
Arsenal win: 71
West Ham win: 35
Arsenal vs West Ham odds
Arsenal win: 1/2
West Ham win: 11/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change). .