Arsenal are top of the Premier League.
Saturday’s visit of West Ham should be concluded with the same outcome: Arsenal sitting pretty in first place.
Yes, we know that winning the league is way beyond our grasp, but as the fixtures get tougher it’d be nice to hold on to that spot for as long as feasibly possible, even if it’s only for another week. Given the Hammers side coming to town this weekend are there for the taking, this should be Mikel Arteta’s remit.
Our last four meetings with the Irons have been far from convincing, yet we’ve still managed to secure nine points out of a possible 12, with the side being prepared for the Emirates in distinctly better shape than any of those three previous sides.
With a 3-0 opening day win in the bag, injuries still seemingly as they were from Craven Cottage and no new faces (yet) walking through the doors, can we expect much in the way of change?
Regardless of personnel, we can safely assume that the 3-4-3 won’t be making way any time soon, a formula Arteta has found to be a winning one and the players have fully adapted to.
There might be a minor tweak here and there, but here is how we expect Arsenal to line up when the visitors make the trip north, starting with the goalkeeper.