Mark Lawrenson believes West Ham can get something out of their game against Arsenal on Wednesday.

The two London sides meet on Wednesday night after having very different weekends. West Ham managed a shock 1-0 win over Chelsea to kickstart their season and give their chances of avoiding relegation a boost.

Arsenal, meanwhile, struggled down at Southampton, and needed a late Olivier Giroud goal to rescue a point. With the Gunners not looking the most convincing as of late, Lawrenson is predicting a draw between the sides.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 07: BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on as prepares for the start of the npower Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on May 7, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

“I thought West Ham did really well to hold on for their win against Chelsea because, watching the game, I thought they might have scored too early,” he told the BBC. “It was a big game for David Moyes, who got his first win as West Ham boss in his fifth game in charge.

“I said after the Hammers lost out to a late Manchester City winner in their previous match that their performance had given them something to build on and they will have even more confidence now.

“They also have Michail Antonio fit again, who gives them pace and movement up front as well as a physical presence, and as a team they are working hard and giving themselves the best possible chance in games.

“That is why I am backing them to get something out an Arsenal team who started slowly against Southampton on Sunday and ended up dropping more points.”

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David Moyes is the West Ham United manager.

Arsenal’s form on the road has been a concern this season. In eight away Premier League games so far, the Gunners have won twice, drawn twice and lost four times. In that time, they’ve scored nine times, with five of those goals coming in a 5-2 win over Everton in October.

There certainly is an opportunity there for West Ham take some points off us if they play well. Arsenal won 5-1 at the London Stadium last season thanks to a hat-trick from Alexis Sanchez and further goals from Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but this week’s clash might be closer.