Arsenal will hope to apply further pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League title race when they visit West Ham on Sunday afternoon.
The Gunners laid down a marker with their 3-1 win over Liverpool last weekend, reducing the gap to the top of the table to just two points heading into Gameweek 24. However, it’ll count for little if they don’t follow it up with a win against West Ham.
David Moyes’ side are having a very odd season. The Hammers are only ten points off fourth spot but a run of four league games without a win has sapped their momentum. That said, their last victory came at Arsenal in late December and they have the talent to beat anyone.
Here’s everything you need to know about this Premier League clash between West Ham and Arsenal.
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The two main absentees for West Ham at the moment are Michail Antonio and Lucas Paqueta. The latter in particular has been a serious miss in midfield, with Kalvin Phillips yet to impress since his loan move from Manchester City.
Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola may also miss out after being taken off at half-time against Man Utd.
West Ham predicted lineup vs Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Alvarez, Soucek; Johnson, Ward-Prowse, Kudus; Bowen.
Jurrien Timber, Thomas Partey and Fabio Vieira will all miss Arsenal’s trip to West Ham, while Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus may also be absent due to injuries. The former was taken off against Liverpool, while the latter had to sit out with another knee aggravation.
Takehiro Tomiyasu is back from the Asian Cup after Japan’s elimiation in the quarter-final stage. He is in contention to play, while Bukayo Saka should feature in the starting XI after coming off against Liverpool with a slight knock.
Arsenal predicted lineup vs West Ham (4-3-3): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Odegaard, Rice, Jorginho; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.
West Ham have found it incredibly hard to pick up victories of late. The Irons have lost some of their spark and seem to be struggling with squad depth but now come up against an Arsenal team they defeated earlier this season.
However, it’s hard to see them repeating the trick on Sunday.
The Gunners will be full of confidence and determination after the win over Liverpool last weekend, breathing new life into their domestic season, and they should get all three points with relative ease here.
Prediction: West Ham 1-3 Arsenal
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