Referee for West Ham-Arsenal game announced, Hammers unbeaten for over two years under him

The referee for West Ham’s Premier League clash against Arsenal this weekend has been announced as Jonathan Moss. The 48 year old will be assisted by Marc Perry and Andy Halliday at the London Stadium with Stuart Attwell set to be the fourth official.

West Ham’s recent home record against Arsenal is quite poor- the last time they managed to get the better of the Gunners on home soil in any competition was back in November 2006. Since then, Arsenal have been unbeaten in 11 away games, and can make it 12 in a row if they complete a double over Pellegrini’s men on Saturday.

However the presence of Moss adds an extra layer of intrigue to this clash. West Ham are always a tough side at home, and their recent record under Moss is quite good. The last time they suffered defeat under him was around two and a half years ago against Southampton.

West Ham’s last five games under Jonathan Moss, most recent first

West Ham 0-0 Manchester United
West Ham 3-0 Southampton
Huddersfield 1-4 West Ham
West Ham 0-0 Arsenal
Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

That’s 2 wins and 3 draws against five games, with those draws coming against United and Arsenal. Even better, they’ve conceded just twice across those five fixtures.

Moss, as you can see above, is no stranger to refereeing this clash. He presided over the goalless stalemate between the two sides last season.

Arsenal have lost two of the last three under Moss. Both those defeats came in Cup tournaments- one a 4-2 loss at the hands of Forest in the FA Cup last year, and the other in the last eight of the EFL Cup to Tottenham Hotspur.

Will the Moss factor work in West Ham’s favour? Or will Arsenal remain undefeated for a twelfth away game in succession? We’ll have to wait and find out!

West Ham v Arsenal in Game Week 22 kicks off at 12.30 UK

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