Arsenal will be under pressure as they travel to an intimidating Upton Park, kick-off at 15:00 GMT.
West Ham United: Adrian, O'Brien, Tomkins, Collins, McCartney, Jarvis, Nolan, J Cole, Noble, Diame, C Cole
Subs: Rat, Collison, Maiga, Taylor, Diarra, Demel, Jaaskelainen
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud
Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Monreal, Flamini, Gnabry, Bendtner, Podolski
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back following a frustrating night at the office against London rivals Chelsea.
Arsenal have been challenged, they have seen their Premier League lead slip and it’s up to Arsene Wenger’s men to respond positively and efficiently in a difficult game at Upton Park.
The Hammers are scrapping away near the bottom three and that combined with the calibre of their opponents means they shouldn’t have a problem getting up for this fixture.
West Ham have a decent defensive record at home which has seen them conceded just ten goals this season but they have lost four matches due to a lack of punch up front.
It’s important the Hammers take any half chances which fall their way.
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