Ex-Liverpool forward Michael Owen is backing Mikel Arteta’s men to secure back-to-back Premier League victories with a 3-0 victory over West Ham United at The Emirates stadium on Saturday night.
The north London side sealed impressive 3-0 victory over London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage last weekend to cement top-spot in the Premier League table after week one.
Alexandre Lacazette broke the deadlock in the ninth minute in west London before Arsenal summer signing Gabriel Magalhaes extended his side’s lead in early second half.
Gunners skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first Premier League goal of the season to secure three points for Mikel Arteta’s side at Craven Cottage.
West Ham, meanwhile, suffered a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United at the London Stadium ahead of their trip across the English capital to take on the Premier League leaders.
And ahead of the latest meeting between the two sides, former Liverpool striker Michael Owen is tapping Arsenal to beat West Ham at the Emirates on Saturday evening.
‘Arsenal looked very impressive in their opening match against Fulham and Mikel Arteta has certainly improved their shape, style, and confidence since he took over,’ Owen told BetVictor.
‘They look much more solid defensively with new signing Gabriel playing particularly well in the season’s opener and Willian, recently signed from Chelsea, also in impressive form. The Gunners really do look to be heading in the right direction.
‘I predicted a top-half finish for West Ham this season but at this moment in time, there appear to be a number of issues at the club both on and off the field.
‘David Moyes was very unhappy with the performance of his team in their 2-0 loss at home to Newcastle United and I’m not sure he will be relishing an away trip to their North London rivals who are in such good form.
‘A comfortable 3-0 victory for the Gunners for me in this one.’
The Gunners were 3-1 win against West Ham at the London Stadium back in December under the management of caretaker head coach Freddie Ljungberg.
Mikel Arteta’s side edged to a narrow 1-0 victory over David Moyes’ side at The Emirates in their most recent Premier League meeting back in March thanks to goal from Alexandre Lacazette, who broke the deadlock in 78th minute.
Arsenal, will return to action on Wednesday night when they trip to King Power stadium for third round Carabao Cup competition against Leicester City.
The Gunners, then take on defending champions Liverpool on Monday 28 September before host Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 3.