• West Ham have lost eight and won none of their last 10 Premier League games against Arsenal.
  • Theo Walcott has scored in his last three Barclays Premier League appearances against West Ham.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored three goals in his two appearances against the Hammers and Santi Cazorla has two in two.
  • After going seven games without a victory in the Premier League away at a Sam Allardyce team (D3 L4), Arsene Wenger has enjoyed two victories in a row.
  • This is Arsenal’s 100th London derby away from home in the Premier League and the Gunners have won 44 out of 99; more victories on the road than any other team in capital clashes.
  • West Ham have won their last three Premier League games played on December 26, scoring nine goals in the process.
  • Arsene Wenger’s only defeat in a Premier League game on December 26 came in 1999 (3-2 to Coventry).
  • Arsenal are the only side to score 6+ goals on December 26, when they thrashed Leicester 6-1 in 2000.
  • Carlton Cole has scored three times in three previous games on December 26.
  • West Ham have scored just three times in the first half of matches in the Premier League this season – a league-low proportion of 21% of their goals.