Confirmed West Ham v Arsenal lineups: Carroll starts, Cech on the bench

Upton Park

Here is how West Ham and Arsenal will line up this afternoon...

West Ham United will be looking to complete a league double over Arsenal when the two teams meet at Upton Park today.

The Hammers beat Arsenal 2-0 back on the opening day of the season, and will be hoping for a similar result this afternoon.

Slaven Bilic's men have drawn their last two games 2-2, and need a win today in order to keep up their hopes of Champions League qualification.

Today, Bilic has started with James Tomkins at right back, pushing Michail Antonio back into his usual role out on the right hand side of midfield.

Star playmakers Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini of course start, whilst Andy Carroll is given the nod in attack ahead of Enner Valencia and Emmanuel Emenike.

Valencia and Emenike are joined on the bench by the likes of Victor Moses, Pedro Obiang and Reece Oxford, with Bilic having some dangerous options on the bench.

Meanwhile, Arsenal need to win the game to have any hope of catching Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table.

The Gunners beat Watford 4-0 last time out, and another result like that would be a huge boost for manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger has continued with David Ospina in goal rather than Petr Cech, who is left on the bench having been out through injury of late.

In-form youngster Alex Iwobi starts again after some impressive recent performances, whilst Danny Welbeck leads the line ahead of Olivier Giroud.

Giroud is on the bench though, and is joined by big names like Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Per Mertesacker.

West Ham lineup

Starting:

  • Adrián
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Angelo Ogbonna
  • Winston Reid
  • James Tomkins
  • Michail Antonio
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Manuel Lanzini
  • Mark Noble
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Andy Carroll

Substitutes: Darren Randolph, Stephen Hendrie, Reece Oxford, Victor Moses, Pedro Obiang, Emmanuel Emenike, Enner Valencia.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • David Ospina
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Mohamed Elneny
  • Alex Iwobi
  • Mesut Özil
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Danny Welbeck

Substitutes: Petr Cech, Calum Chambers, Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott.

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