West Ham United go to Arsenal on Saturday looking for a positive result in their fight against relegation.

The Hammers secured a confidence boosting 3-1 win over Southampton last time out.

The victory lifted David Moyes’s side out of the relegation zone where they remained on goal difference going into the weekend’s matches.

With 10 games to go West Ham need four wins – or three and three draws – to secure survival.

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West Ham fighting to stay up

Victory at the Emirates which put West Ham on eight wins for the season – the same as Arsenal.

Gunners legend and Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has been discussing the game in his prediction column.

Nicholas believes ‘handful’ Michail Antonio is West Ham’s best bet.

But he predicts a 3-1 defeat for the Hammers as he remains unconvinced about them defensively (Sky Sports).

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Nicholas says Antonio and Fabianski will be key but predicts defeat

“West Ham had a wonderful result last week and I’m pleased for David Moyes,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.

“West Ham will be a handful and Michail Antonio seems the best solution for them at present with his pace and power, but I still feel there’s a vulnerability about their defence.

“I think it’s going to be a busy day for Lukasz Fabianski back at his old club.”

The relegation battle goes on the road this weekend.

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Relegation battle takes to the road

All seven teams involved face tough away games.

The Hammers are at the Emirates while Bournemouth go to Liverpool, Watford to Palace, Brighton to Wolves and Aston Villa to Leicester.

Newcastle and Norwich also face tough trips to Southampton and Sheffield United respectively.


West Ham’s run-in:

Arsenal (A)

Wolves (H)

Tottenham (A)

Chelsea (H)

Newcastle (A)

Burnley (H)

Norwich (A)

Watford (H)

Man United (A)

Aston Villa (H)

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