Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger thinks West Ham United stands a better chance of pulling threats against them which could dent the Gunners Premier League chase in Saturday’s game at Upton Park.
Arsenal thrills 11 points adrift of leaders Leicester City and hopes to catch up The Foxes with their remaining seven games.
The Hammers who are sixth position and counting on chances of top four spot opened the League campaign with 2-0 win over Arsenal.
And manager Arsene Wenger is a bit nervous to get a win in the game.
“West Ham is a tough proposal, yes, away from home.
“They have had a very good campaign. When you look at the quality of the players they have, individually they have a good midfield, good strikers and they are solid at the back.
“I think the emergence of Dimitri Payet has given them a lot of creativity and efficiency.
“They have Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble, Payet, Manuel Lanzini – they have a strong midfield and good strikers with Diafra Sakho.”
First team players Mathiew Flamini, Aaron Ramsey and Petr Cech are back to full scale training but Wenger said much changes in his setup could be minimal.
“I’m always reluctant to change what works. Team play has improved in the those games and our game is based on mobility, speed and technique.
“We have found a good balance in our games. “