Arsenal are looking to pick up their first points of the new Premier League season when they welcome West Ham to the Emirates on Saturday. Unai Emery was dealt a tough hand for his first two games in the English top flight; home to champions Manchester City and away to Chelsea. Only three other teams have endured a worst start to the season than the Gunners. One of those is West Ham. Five of Manuel Pellegrini’s new signings started as the Hammers were taken apart by Liverpool in their opening game of the season, throwing away a one goal lead at home to Bournemouth as they fell to another defeat. Scroll down for Standard Sport’s comprehensive preview Start time Arsenal vs West Ham kicks off at the Emirates at 3pm on Saturday 25 August. TV, online and live stream coverage The match will not be shown live on TV or online in the UK. Standard Sport will keep you up to date with our LIVE match day blog. Tickets For Arsenal ticket information, click here to access the … [Read more...] about Arsenal vs West Ham: Premier League preview
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PUBLISHED: 09:30 17 August 2018 Dave Evans, West Ham Correspondent Mighty Arsenal provide stiff opposition this Sunday Karen Ray and Jack SullivanA new coach and a whole host of quality signings may make you think about the West Ham men’s team, but we are talking about the women who kick-off their new season over the weekend.And for general manager Karen Ray these are exciting times as the team go into Sunday’s League Cup clash with giants Arsenal.“It has been very busy and it is very exciting as we get close to the start of the season,” she said.“There have been enormous changes. The new coach Matt Beard has come in and got everything organised and the new players have bonded well together.Brooke Hendrix of West Ham women“We have a superb new facility at Rush Green exclusively for the women which is great,” said Ray. “It makes the squad want to come in early and stay late and that has helped the new players to … [Read more...] about West Ham Women step up to the big time with mouthwatering opener
When West Ham made the move from Upton Park to the London Stadium ahead of the start of the 2016-17 season there was a great deal of excitement from the club’s hierarchy. While fans were understandably critical of the relocation more than three miles away to the former Olympic Stadium in Stratford, the club’s vice-chair Karren Brady was busy talking about the “opportunity to change brand values”, the “dynamic impact” of the move and “getting the culture right”. Inspired by Dimitri Payet, Slaven Bilic’s West Ham had just finished seventh with 62 points – a club record in the Premier League era. Read more: Trevor Steven: Emery has the winning mentality Arsenal lack The hope was that success on the pitch would continue and detract from the discontent off it. However, a chaotic season followed in which Payet left under a cloud and a scattergun approach to recruitment landed more than its fair share of duds. Barring creative … [Read more...] about West Ham are showing ambition ahead of the Premier League season, but will it pay off?
Sport by Press Association 17/07/2018, 10:33 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has praised Jack Wilshere for not taking the easy option of signing a new deal at the club just to sit on the bench. England international Wilshere, overlooked for Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad, joined Premier League rivals West Ham on a three-year contract last week after opting not to remain at the Emirates Stadium. Wilshere revealed earlier in the summer that a conversation with new Gunners head coach Unai Emery left him facing up to the prospect of being on the periphery of the set-up moving forwards. Emery, who replaced Arsene Wenger in May, has since said it was a “tactical, technical decision” to tell Wilshere he was not a major part of his plans. Parlour left Arsenal for Middlesbrough in 2004 in similar circumstances to Wilshere’s exit, albeit at a much later stage … [Read more...] about Ray Parlour backs Jack Wilshere’s decision to rebuild career at West Ham
New PUBLISHED: 16:12 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:35 09 July 2018 West Ham season ticket holder Luke Pepperrell talking to Layth Yousif Arsenal's Jack Wilshere wearing a 'Merci Arsene' t-shirt before the Frenchman's last home match in charge of the club against Burnley (pic Nick Potts/PA) PA Wire/PA Images Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has joined East London rivals West Ham. Read on for loyal, long-standing Irons season ticket holder Luke Pepperrell in discussion with Layth Yousif as he shares his views on the talented 26-year-old moving to the London Stadium from the Emirates. Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has signed for Westr Ham. Credit PA I am genuinely excited about Jack Wilshere joining my club West Ham from Arsenal. I always rated him at The Arsenal. He missed too many games which was a shame for him, club and country. it was expecially frustrating for England as they miss the type of player he is. The fact that Spurs will give him loads of stick … [Read more...] about West Ham fan view on Jack Wilshere – I always rated him at The Arsenal and the fact Spurs will give him stick makes me like him even more