Retro photos: Black and white pictures of Arsenal v West Ham through the years

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Arsenal face West Ham this weekend in the Premier League.

Arsenal face West Ham this weekend in a London rivalry which stretches back more than a century.

The first ever meeting between the two sides came in 1906 when Woolwich Arsenal, as they were known, faced West Ham in the FA Cup. It was a game which ended 1-1, with Arsenal winning the replay 3-2.

Their first league clash came in 1923, when Arsenal lost 1-0 to the Hammers through a goal from Albert Fletcher.

Post-war the teams became regular opponents, with Jimmy Bloomfield pictured below celebrating scoring for Arsenal at Highbury during a game West Ham won 3-1.

Two famous faces can be pictured battling below as Arsenal's John Radford contests for the ball with West Ham hero Martin Peters, while in the same game Arsenal's Frank McLintock challenges Hammers star John Charles.

In this 1971 photo, would-be Arsenal manager George Graham is seen attempting an overhead kick, while Frank Lampard senior is pictured looking on in the background.

Arguably the most famous match of all came in the 1980 FA Cup Final, when a Trevor Brooking goal gave West Ham a 1-0 win in front of a crowd of 100,000.

Arsenal have the superior record, winning 61 of the 130 clashes between the two teams, with 37 draws and 32 West Ham victories.

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