Arsenal vs West Ham: Top three meetings
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal celebrates with team mates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

​​​​​​Arsenal host West Ham United this weekend in what will be the 143rd meeting between the two sides. The home side have come out on top 68 times and have only tasted defeat against the Hammers 35 times. 

Here we take a look at the top three meetings between the two sides...

  • 3. Arsenal 4-1 West Ham  - 2018

Arsenal welcomed West Ham to the Emirates back in 2018 and ran out convincing 4-1 winners. 

The Gunners opened the scoring through Nacho Monreal as the full-back volleyed the ball home from a corner. The away side equalised soon after when Marko Arnautovic smashed home past David Ospina and the sides were level. 

Arsenal re-took the lead on the 82nd minute as Aaron Ramsey's tame cross found its way into the bottom corner as Declan Rice failed to deal with it. 

The game was put to bed soon after as Alexandre Lacazette scored two in quick succession, the second being a wonderfully executed side-foot finish to give the home side a convincing win. 

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  • 2. Arsenal 5-1 West Ham - 2013

Another encounter at the Emirates, this time from 2013. The away side took a surprise lead in the first half as Jack Collison volleyed home the opener only to be cancelled out by Lukas Podolski's wonderful long-range effort minutes later. 

After half-time Arsenal ran riot for the best part of 12 minutes, firstly a Theo Walcott corner was stabbed home by Olivier Giroud who ghosted in at the near post. Giroud and Podolski then combined to help set up Santi Cazorla whose back-heel found its way in past Jussi Jaaskelainen. 

Walcott managed to get himself on the scoresheet just a minute later as Podolski's low cross found its way to the far post and the winger was on hand to slot home.

Giroud rounded off the scoring just three minutes later as Podolski's ball fell into the path of the Frenchman who poked it under the West Ham keeper.

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  • West Ham 1-5 Arsenal - 2016

Arsenal travelled to the London Stadium in December 2016 and came back with all three points, largely thanks to an Alexis Sanchez hat-trick.

It was Mesut Ozil who opened the scoring for the away side. Angelo Ogbonna's slip let Sanchez in, and the Chilean rolled the ball across to Ozil who tapped home into an open net. 

West Ham pressured Arsenal for the rest of the half, that was until Sanchez brilliantly received the ball, drove into the box and finished past Hammers keeper Darren Randolph

The forward added another eight minutes later to give the Gunners a three-goal lead and set them cruising toward three points. The Hammers did grab one goal back when Andy Carroll stooped in and headed home what turned out to be nothing more than a consolation goal. 

The game was soon put out of reach when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain smashed the ball home and Sanchez rounded off the scoring with a beautiful dink over Randolph. 

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