'Their understanding and clarity is impressive'

Mikel Arteta has praised West Ham's clarity and consistency ahead of our clash against them on Wednesday night.

We could move into the top four with a victory at Emirates Stadium, but the boss says we will have to be at the top of our game to beat them.

"For me they are one of the best teams in the league," he said. "The  understanding that they have, the clarity in what they want to do and how much they are able to hurt teams with the way they play has been impressive and they have been really really consistent.

"It’s a big game because of the position they are in, and the position we want to be in. Tomorrow we have the opportunity at home, in front of our people to do that. That would be a big, big boost.

"You can see when the crowd gets behind the team, the moments that [the team] are creating," he added.

"A really great example was against Southampton, and that’s what the players are talking about right now. They know tomorrow night under the lights they will be right behind the team and they want to please them."

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