West Ham v Arsenal : Confirmed Lineups

 

#whufc subs Jaaskelainen, Demel, Diarra, Taylor, Maiga, Collison, Rat #COYI

#Arsenal subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Monreal, Flamini, Gnabry, Bendtner, Podolski #WHUvAFC

Premier League Preview: West Ham v Arsenal | Thurs 26th December 15:00

Arsenal look to bounce back against West Ham after three league games without a win
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Both Giroud and Ozil’s form has dipped of late with neither able to make an impact in recent weeksWest Ham remain just one point above the drop zone having not won in their last four matches in the league. The fact that the Hammers have reached the semi-final of the League Cup might be a welcome distraction to fans but they know survival is the number one priority. With huge games against West Brom and Fulham coming up, any positive result in this game could be considered a bonus.

“It doesn’t matter if we’re in the bottom three or not – it’s 14 points from 17 games and that’s fewer points than games played. That’s got to be caught up as soon as possible and that’s a massive task that will take six, seven or eight games.”

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce (whufc.com)

Arsenal meanwhile are looking to regain their place at the top of the table. Three matches without a win means the Gunners were not top of the table at Christmas, something that looked unlikely three weeks ago. A frustrating 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Monday combined with defeats against Manchester City and Napoli in the Champions League has left Gunners fans wondering whether they have peaked too soon. Arsene Wenger will no doubt be confident his side can get back on track in a London derby they have a very good record in.

TEAM NEWS

West Ham

  • Stewart Downing, Winston Reid, Ricardo Vaz Te and Andy Carroll all remain sidelined

Arsenal

  • Jack Wilshere returns from a one match suspension
  • Lorent Koscielny remains a doubt with a knee injury

FORM GUIDE

West Ham

Man United 3 – 1 West Ham
Tottenham
1 – 2 West Ham
West Ham 0 – 0 Sunderland
Liverpool
4 – 1 West Ham
Crystal Palace 1 – 0 West Ham

Arsenal

Arsenal 0 – 0 Chelsea
Man City 6 – 3 Arsenal
Napoli
2 – 0 Arsenal
Arsenal
1 – 1 Everton
Arsenal
2 – 0 Hull

HEAD to HEAD

Arsenal 5 – 1 West Ham
West Ham
1 – 3 Arsenal
West Ham
0 – 3 Arsenal
Arsenal
1 – 0 West Ham
Arsenal
2 – 0 West Ham

STATISTICS

  • West Ham have not beaten Arsenal in the last 12 meetings between the sides
  • Arsenal have won their last six matches against West Ham
  • West Ham have drawn five games 0-0 this season, the most in the Premier League
  • This is the first time since January 2013 that Arsenal have not won in their last three Premier League fixtures

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