West Ham vs Arsenal betting tips: Hammers to frustrate Ljungberg’s men as Gunners set to throw away another lead on MNF

THE festive period is almost upon us and we’re here to try win you some extra Christmas money.

After the excitement of Amazon Prime’s first foray into Premier League broadcasting, it’s back to a more familiar schedule this weekend.

Freddie Ljungberg will be hoping to get his first win as caretaker manager when Arsenal face West Ham on Monday

West Ham vs Arsenal, Monday 8pm

FREDDIE is back on the road.

At least the Gunners don’t have to go far for this week’s inevitable disappointment.

Arsenal will want to to sort their managerial crisis out sooner rather than later, with a host of star names including Max Allegri already seemingly ruling themselves out.

West Ham looked to have turned a corner when they went to Chelsea and won against all the odds last week, their 1-0 triumph coming thanks to a disciplined, ferocious performance.

It was a shame then that they went to Wolves on Wednesday and were limp in a 2-0 defeat.

Back on home soil, all the pressure is on Manuel Pellegrini who has bought himself at least a little time with that win over the Blues.

West Ham in general have an absolutely horrible record against Arsenal at their own castle.

They’ve won just two of the last 17 meetings in East London, although one of those came last season when they ground out a 1-0 win thanks to Declan Rice.

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Freddie Ljungberg’s Arsenal held on to draw 2-2 at Norwich
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This is also an historically goal-ridden fixture with EIGHT of the last 10 meetings at West Ham featuring three goals or more.

With these two sides so unpredictable, your Monday Night money should be going on over 2.5 goals at 4/9.

There’s question marks over whether West Ham can defend, whereas the Gunners simply can’t. 

Arsenal have perfected leading games and throwing away points, so this next bet is a bit of a curve ball.

Back them to be leading at half-time, but to fail to win the game.

Arsenal have let a two-goal lead slip FOUR times this season – even if they’re ahead, you can’t trust them. The price on the above is a whopping 17/2 – well worth a quid.

The Gunners haven’t won away in the league since August at Newcastle and on paper this is the perfect time to put it right.

But with a hostile Hammers crowd baying for another London derby scalp, get on the West Ham double chance at a generous 20/23.

SunSport’s best bets

West Ham to draw or win: 20/23

Over 2.5 goals: 4/9

Arsenal to be leading at half-time but fail to win: 17/2

*All odds correct at time of publication


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