Confirmed: Arsenal and West Ham line-ups

Emirates Outside Night

Here is how Arsenal and West Ham United will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Arsenal welcome West Ham United to the Emirates Stadium this afternoon with the Gunners likely to still be buzzing from their FA Cup quarter-final victory against Manchester United on Monday evening.

Arsenal won that match 2-1 and they look on to defend the trophy they won back in May, but for now the focus switches back to the Premier League, with Arsene Wenger knowing a place in the top-four is not yet secured.

Arsenal are currently third in the table but there are a number of sides below them who could yet pip them to that particular post, meaning three more points this afternoon are vital.

West Ham will feel the same, and they will want to get over their recent slump by securing a famous away win.

Back from their warm weather training in Dubai the Hammers will hope they can replicate the fine form that saw them shot up the table earlier this season.

West Ham are currently 10th but a couple of good results and that could improve quickly.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • David Ospina
  • Calum Chambers
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Theo Walcott

Substitutes: Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs, Héctor Bellerín, Santiago Cazorla, Mathieu Flamini, Chuba Akpom, Danny Welbeck.

West Ham lineup

Starting:

  • Adrián
  • James Collins
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Joey O'Brien
  • Stewart Downing
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Mark Noble
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Alexandre Song
  • Diafra Sakho

Substitutes: Jussi Jääskeläinen, Guy Demel, Morgan Amalfitano, Nenê, Diego Poyet.

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