Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song makes his first appearance at the Emirates Stadium since leaving Arsenal for Barcelona in 2012 this weekend and the midfielder claims that his team know how to get a result.
Song has analysed the Gunners’ home defeat to Monaco in the Champions League and believes that West Ham must adopt a similar method to stand a chance of escaping north London with all three points.
The former Barcelona man spent eight years under Arsene Wenger’s tutelage, but was visibly too caught up in the occasion the last time the two sides met on Boxing Day.
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“I know this stadium very well and I know when you play with Arsenal it’s very hard, but I think Monaco is how you want to play when you play in the Emirates,” Song told West Ham’s official website (via Evening Standard).
“The best thing to do is to try to be together, defend together very well and when you have the opportunity to go on the counter attack, you have to do it very well like Monaco did it.
“If you want to go to Emirates and try to play you will not have any chance to win the game there because this stadium is very hard to play in.”
Whether or not West Ham possess the same fire as Monaco is another matter and given how the Gunners performed at home against Everton days later, its seems as though Arsenal are well guarded against the counter-attack when playing at home.