CONFIRMED: West Ham v Arsenal line-ups; Coquelin starts, Koscielny returns!

Upton Park

Here is how West Ham and Arsenal will line up for today’s Premier League clash at Upton Park...

West Ham United starting XI: Adrian; O'Brien, Reid, Tomkins, Cresswell; Song, Kouyate, Amalfitano, Downing; Carroll, Sakho.

West Ham United substitutes: Jaaskelainen, Nolan, Noble, Collins, Demel, Cole, Valencia

Arsenal starting XI: Szczesny; Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Flamini, Coquelin; Sanchez, Welbeck, Cazorla.

Arsenal substitutes: Ospina, Gibbs, Podolski, Walcott, Chambers, Campbell, Akpom

West Ham will look to bounce back from their Boxing Day defeat to Chelsea by taking on another London rival in Arsenal.

The Hammers have enjoyed a remarkable season so far, but fell short at Stamford Bridge on Friday, losing 2-0 to the Blues in a tough game for Sam Allardyce's men.

Now though, they are back to the home comforts of Upton Park, with Arsenal the opposition. This will be a big test of West Ham's top four credentials, with Arsenal shaky so far this season.

The Gunners edged out QPR on Boxing Day, and are boosted by the return of centre back Laurent Koscielny, who has been missing for most of the season, whilst his compatriot Francis Coquelin starts in midfield.

Olivier Giroud misses out through suspension after his red card against QPR, leaving Danny Welbeck to lead the line for Arsene Wenger's men.

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