David Moyes is starting to develop a habit for preventing Arsenal from scoring, after West Ham picked up a 0-0 draw against Arsene Wenger’s side on Wednesday.
In Moyes’ last six meetings with the Gunners, his team have kept a clean sheet on four occasions. The only two times they failed were when the West Ham boss was in charge of Sunderland, who ended up being relegated.
At Manchester United, Moyes dragged the club from the top of the Premier League table to seventh place, but he still managed to get a 1-0 win and a 0-0 draw against Arsenal.
Before that, his final match as Everton manager against Arsenal was another 0-0 draw. His sides may not have scored the most goals against the Gunners, but they’ve been very good at staying tight at the back.
Perhaps Moyes has started to figure out how to stop Wenger’s sides from scoring. He’s been managing teams against the Frenchman since 2002.
However, it isn’t particularly difficult to stop Arsenal when they play like they did on Wednesday, so maybe he’s just come up against the Gunners at the right times to get results.
Whatever the reason, breaching the Hammers’ resistance is something the Arsenal manager needs to look into before they visit the Emirates in the Carabao Cup next Tuesday.