Eight goals in 10 starts: Olivier Giroud key for Arsenal versus West Ham

Giroud V Stoke

Ahead of Arsenal's Premier League clash with West Ham at the Emirates Stadium, we bring you all the best Opta stats.

Arsenal host West Ham United on Saturday looking to continue their promising form that has seen them reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup and also consolidate their place in the top-four.

Here are the top five statistics ahead of Saturday's encounter:

12 - Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League London derbies at the Emirates, but West Ham were the first team ever to beat Arsene Wengers' side at their new stadium back in April 2007.

0 - Nevertheless, West Ham have won none of the last 13 Premier League games against Arsenal (W0 D2 L11), losing the last eight in a row.

8 - Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has scored four goals in his four Premier League appearances against West Ham. The Frenchman also has eight goals in his last 10 starts for the Gunners.

4 - The Hammers have scored the first goal in four of the last five Premier League meetings with Arsenal, but the Gunners have come back to win on each occasion.

15 - West Ham (15) have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League, while only two teams (Burnley 17 & Stoke 11) have conceded more than Arsenal (10, same as QPR).

  Headed Goals ScoredHeaded Goals ConcededAppearances
West Ham 15 7 28
Stoke 11 11 28
West Brom 10 8 28
Arsenal 9 10 28
C. Palace 9 8 28

Bonus: Theo Walcott has scored five goals and set up three more in his last four Premier League games against the Hammers.  

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