Arsenal take on West Ham at the Emirates this afternoon, looking to take three points and to do the double over the Hammers after a 3-1 win over them in December.

Here are today’s official line-ups.

Arsenal: Leno, Sokratis, Luiz, Mari, Saka, Xhaka, Ceballos, Ozil, Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Guendouzi, Willock, Nelson, Martinelli, Lacazette:

West Ham: Fabianski, Ngakia, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio, Haller

Subs: Randolph, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Snodgrass, Lazini, Anderson

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Dan
Dan
26 days ago

Operation 3 points errrr yes please hello

Longfellow
Longfellow
26 days ago
Reply to  Dan

hahaha

TorontoGunner
TorontoGunner
26 days ago

AMN not even on the bench. I think it all went downhill for him since the not wanting to play RB interview

Atom
Atom
26 days ago
Reply to  TorontoGunner

For whatever reason relatively obvious Arteta simply doesn’t rate him. Expect he’ll move on this summer.

OnlyBeingHonest
OnlyBeingHonest
26 days ago
Reply to  Atom

20 to 25 mil? What we reckon lads

GunThemDown
GunThemDown
26 days ago
Reply to  Atom

For fucks sake what’s so confusing, the fella’s just not good enough for the Arsenal football club, it’s that simple.

goonero
goonero
26 days ago
Reply to  TorontoGunner

But he gave that interview then played 2 games after, did really quite well considering, then just vanished from the picture. It’s a shame because I can’t believe this is anything other than disciplinary now.

JHT
JHT
26 days ago
Reply to  goonero

He didnt do well. RB should be able to defend. He made a serie of mistakes leading to Sheffueld goal and that was typical AMN, rushing out of scene

goonero
goonero
26 days ago
Reply to  JHT

I think he did well enough. Other than his performance against Chelsea which was monumental, AMN has played better at RB specifically under Arteta.

Berlingoon
Berlingoon
26 days ago
Reply to  TorontoGunner

Again, he never said he doesn’t want to play as rb. He just said he isn’t a rb by trade and is just about to learn the position so he finds the criticism he gets for making mistakes while learning it a bit unfair. That’s an absolute fair statement.

Richie
26 days ago
Reply to  TorontoGunner

There’s only space for 18 players in the match day squad. A few are going to miss out. I wouldn’t read too much into it.

Atom
Atom
26 days ago
Reply to  Richie

Ritchie he misses out on every squad and didn’t even appear in our heavily rotated cup game until the 90th minute. When it happens for every game it says something especially when Arteta chooses to play Papa out of position

Wiscogunner
Wiscogunner
26 days ago
Reply to  TorontoGunner

What is so wrong with him saying he doesn’t like playing right back. He’s obviously been willing to play there, he just doesn’t fancy it. I don’t get this attack on his character, people saying he got a red card on purpose just so he wouldn’t have to play there. It’s dumb

Uba Ngenegbo
Uba Ngenegbo
26 days ago

sokratis at right back doesn’t work? What is wrong with Arteta.
How bad can AMN be?

Cdm995
Cdm995
26 days ago
Reply to  Uba Ngenegbo

AMN has made it clear he doesn’t want to play at RB.

Public Elneny
Public Elneny
26 days ago
Reply to  Cdm995

He’s a fool then

Richie
26 days ago
Reply to  Cdm995

When did he make it clear? I must have missed that article.

kaius
kaius
26 days ago
Reply to  Richie

It’s good to know people’s support for Arteta is conditional on him only making selection decisions they agree with

Artetatikitaka
Artetatikitaka
26 days ago

R.I.P. Maitland-Niles

Artetas Assistant
Artetas Assistant
26 days ago
Reply to  Artetatikitaka

Perspective.

Ross Leach
Ross Leach
26 days ago

Sokratis at RB im not too sure of. Good options from the bench. Massive game, london derby at 3pm, hopefully a great atmosphere, and we get the 3points. COYG

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts
26 days ago

Sokratis ahead of Bellers and AMN at right back??

Atom
Atom
26 days ago
Reply to  Paul Roberts

Bellerin still needs to be managed coming back from his injury. Likely being saved for man city

Riku
Riku
26 days ago
Reply to  Paul Roberts

His aerial ability at both ends. From set pieces.

Does anyone know of any names, of free watching games apps for Android thanks

Haffy
Haffy
26 days ago
Reply to  Riku

Live football. App store. Blue background. Red outward chevrons at the bottom

A tetra
A tetra
26 days ago
Reply to  Riku

Navscore is the only one you need. It’s so good that it’s even worthy of sending some coins to the creator!

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi
26 days ago
Reply to  Paul Roberts

Sokratis is a brick wall.

Man Manny
Man Manny
26 days ago

No CB on the bench.
What’s really the matter with AM-N?

GunThemDown
GunThemDown
26 days ago
Reply to  Man Manny

We had three CB’s in the first 11 today though, if one needed to be taken off Sokratis simply gets to step into his natural position and Bellerin can slot in at RB.

Lanre
Lanre
26 days ago

Mehn.. Arteta always throws in atleast one curve ball with his selections. Sokratis benching Bellerin? These coaches..

GunThemDown
GunThemDown
26 days ago
Reply to  Lanre

Bellerin still needs to be managed with his game time, those ACL injuries leave a mark on a player for a long time…

goonero
goonero
26 days ago

Nice to see so much attacking threat from the bench, reminds me of Arsenal sides of the 2000s, we should have the goals if we can get it to click in midfield again. Tiredness shouldn’t be an issue after the rotation in midweek so I expect a better start.

Me2
Me2
26 days ago
Reply to  goonero

Except the Arsenal sides of the 2000’s were not languishing mid table.

Serpent
Serpent
26 days ago

Has he picked Sokratis because he expects West Ham to try the bulldozer tactics like Portsmouth did? I mean, Papa won’t back down against clatterings from Noble et al.

Fuzz
Fuzz
26 days ago

lots of attacking power on the bench

ArsenesLongSufferingZipper
ArsenesLongSufferingZipper
26 days ago

Fabianski has been a bit shit since his return from injury. Here’s wishing the ex gunner gets back to his best – after this match.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)
Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)
26 days ago

Would rather have Nelson’s directness that we saw vs Portsmouth than Pepe today. Pepe was a shambles against Olympiakos.

Martin
Martin
26 days ago

Pepe was far from a shambles. Tries to be too clever army times but was still one of our best players.

DefaultGray
DefaultGray
26 days ago

Glad to see Nketiah keeps his spot in the line-up. Watched him last year at Wolves and he was hopeless but loving the improvement this year

Public Elneny
Public Elneny
26 days ago

Mari is officially rated. Very good sign

Edzo
Edzo
26 days ago

Is hector injured???

Richie
26 days ago

We need a good performance today otherwise if it’s another ‘Olympiakos’ performance then I can see a 1-1 draw. West Ham were very good and confident at Anfield last week.

Ozenal
Ozenal
26 days ago

Nketiah, awesome!

Pepe Le Pew
Pepe Le Pew
26 days ago

weak lineup.

Pakgooner
Pakgooner
26 days ago

Arsenal playing passive aggressive football as always.. on the back foot. Wtf is wrong with playing AMN, Pepe can’t track back and Papa isn’t an RB by a stretch. Why force it? I like Arteta but this is kinda forcing it

Pakgooner
Pakgooner
26 days ago
Reply to  Pakgooner

Where is Mustafi? I like Ozil but I’m tired of him drifting out to the corner on the right where he becomes even more ineffective than he already is. West Ham have just been equally poor otherwise we’d be a goal down

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts
26 days ago
Reply to  Pakgooner

Are you suggesting we should play Mustafi in the number 10 role?? 🙂

Pakgooner
Pakgooner
26 days ago
Reply to  Paul Roberts

lol no Paul, just wondering of Musti’s exclusion today.
As usual, I get a down vote for saying anything against the almighty Mesut

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts
26 days ago
Reply to  Pakgooner

I got a downvote for my excellent joke! 🙂

Pakgooner
Pakgooner
26 days ago
Reply to  Paul Roberts

I take my words back, Mesut got us the damn assist!!!!

Up North
Up North
26 days ago

Don’t understand why Martinelli-Auba-Pepe isn’t an option ?
Anyway, we’re riding our luck now and looking more and more like Emery defense

Flavoured Rice
26 days ago

Well, that was painful to watch. The regret I feel these days watching Arsenal is indescribable. Even
in Wenger’s worse days we were never this pathetic. We look like a relegation team

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts
26 days ago
Reply to  Flavoured Rice

Don’t worry we will speed up in the last five minutes when we are one nil down! This match is so boring.

OnlyBeingHonest
OnlyBeingHonest
26 days ago

Shocking first half here lads

Billy Bob
Billy Bob
26 days ago

Take Ozil off and let Pepe take that slot, then put Nelson on the right wing

Me2
Me2
26 days ago

70 minutes gone and West Ham are the better side by a long stretch.
After the disappointment of Olympiakos there is no appetite from this team.
I would like to see all of them be sold.
Except Saka and Martinelli who have been the only good things this season.
Roll on May when this is all over…

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts
26 days ago
Reply to  Me2

I’d add Ceballos in there. It’s sad that Martinelli gets little game time. It’s also weird that all of a sudden “Nikita” is seen as good enough to be a starting striker?

Flavoured Rice
26 days ago

They should start handing out complimentary cyanide at the Emirates

Me2
Me2
26 days ago

Jesus Christ we have two and a half months left of this.
Arteta is turning out to be just as piss awful as Emery.
Kroenke proves once more that the cheapest and easiest option is rarely the best one..

Bowiecokemirror
Bowiecokemirror
26 days ago

Tried their best not to give the goal that was clearly onside!!!!

Public Elneny
Public Elneny
26 days ago

YES!!! Bring on Guendouzi for Ozil NOW

FMT
FMT
26 days ago

This game needed a Midfilder (guendozi) to hold play and help absorb pressure but Bellerin was brought on instead. If he wasn’t fit to start why risk him?!