Arsenal take on West Ham this evening at the Emirates, looking to follow up on last weekend’s 3-0 win over Fulham.

Here are tonight’s official line-ups.

Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Gabriel, Holding, Tierney, Saka, Xhaka, Ceballos, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Subs: Macey, Luiz, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Pepe, Nketiah

West Ham: Fabianski, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Fredericks, Rice, Soucek, Masuaku, Bowen, Antonio, Fornals

Subs: Randolph, Balbuena, Johnson, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Lanzini, Haller

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goongot

back 4 ?

Anonymarse

Probably same as before but Saka and Ceballos makes it a bit more attack minded

Var Will Solve The Problem

I really like this line up. Should be our default line up against smaller teams until we get Aouar and until Pepe replaces Willian ?.

HARRY

Ceballos is has been poor takes too many touches on the ball only to then pass it sideways back to Xhaka and then apologize to runners making good runs infront of him.

Good Omens

No, I think 3, with Bellerin and Saka acting as wing backs.

Reality check

Yep I think that’s how we might play at home from now on and 343 for away games..

Johnny 4 Hats

Really feel for Pepe. Hope he has the maturity and belief to know his time will come. After THAT fa cup final display, he didn’t deserve to get dropped.

PeteyB

Probably my fault since I put him in my Fantasy Football team over Willian. Cursed.

Johnny 4 Hats

Yup, I’ve got that curse but with any Man Citeh player that isn’t KDB.

PeteyB

shame you can’t choose a whole team of their players. KDB just left on his own with Pep shouting at him from the sidelines.

Teryima Adi

Too much depth in the team.

Johnny 4 Hats

But yet 18 points behind Liverpool. Maybe Pep mixes it up a bit too much…

Johnny 4 Hats

Can we all just take a minute… to laugh at United!! Got a couple of close manc friends telling me how they could give Liverpool a run for their money this season. Lolzaha!!

Anonymarse

Not with that bellend in charge

Biggles

You’d be right – if the PL was decided after (in Utd’s case) one game! Let’s see where everyone is, including us, come Christmas when we’ll get a better idea of who is doing what. Perhaps we can afford a small giggle then. There’s a long way to go and it will be a hard slog.

Johnny 4 Hats

Alright, sorry dad.

Oregoon

They need to buy more players. Yea, yea that’s the answer.

SheffieldGooner

Yes. Yes we can. In fact, take two.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

I look at their squad and think it’s weaker than ours. But they’re top 4 favourites and we’re not

goonerink

they have 2 players that would get into this team, maybe 3.
fernandes, pogba and vandebeek.

if we get aouar and partey then IDK if any do.

Paul Roberts

We beat who we want COYG.

C.B.

Win and we are 6 points above Man City and United.

Artitty

Sakaaaaaa

Futsboller

Very excited to see if Saka can build on his incredible debut period for us last season – he was quietly taken out of the limelight at the end, as he seemed to run out of gas, but hopefully he is ready to build on that excellent beginning. We need him to.

Teryima Adi

Niles and Mo Elneny deserve their place on the starting line-up. But Arteta is the Boss. COYG!

Tierney Turner

It’s been pure torture waiting for this 8pm kick off time

ThreadRipper

Well.. 3 AM here in Singapore..

Chamakhyungpark

A welcome change in BC 🙂 no 6am K.O today 🙂

momozemio

Respect!

Blahblah

12:30 in India. Guess we still manage to get a few hours of sleep.

Milo

I’m watching ManU lose right now. Don’t see why people think they have a better chance making top 4 than us. Their defence is shit.

Let’s do this. Tonight we make Mia Khalifa cry.

Richie

And Triple H

Teryima Adi

Breaking News : Man Utd are taking a pounding at the Theatre of Dreams. Stuff nightmares are made up of.

Oregoon

Laca, Xhaka, Saka Bomaye!

leroy

Laca, Saka, attacka. Xhaka, drop backa.

Billy bob

Looks like a 4-4-2

Billy bob

Oh I love it when ManUre get beat, never ceases to provide me with pleasure

Fuzz

must be an injury cos Kola starts

Bol

Tierney injured during warmup. Not good

Rick_Sanchez

Hope it’s not to bad, we need him more than one could think. Top lad!

Bol

yeah, he has a huge impact in our trajectory this season after auba

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

He’s gotta be one of the first names on the sheet. He provides so much going both ways

JOELBMTH

Why on Earth has the Manager replaced Tierney with Kolasinac and not AMN or Luiz?…

Johnny 4 Hats

Luiz clearly not fit and AMN in a back three?

Futsboller

It’s looking like a really bad decision – might have been better off playing AMN in a back four, and adding Elneny to control the midfield better. As Rick says below, our midfield passing is horrendous — we’ve given the ball away too easily far too often.

Every game is a must-win this season, especially at home against a club struggling for form like West Ham. Arteta needs to shape everyone up at halftime and send out 11 winners. I thought we were done with giving away goals for nothing, but apparently not — Arteta has to cut that out.

Qwaliteee

Tierney picked up an injury during the warm up.

Greg

Can’t quibble with the quality in the lineup, but I’ve enjoyed watching AMN playing well recently. Hope this doesn’t mean he’s on his way out.

Milo

Where’s Saliba?

Matthinc

He’s not ready. Played for reserves last night.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Played last night for U23’s

Rick_Sanchez

Really good pressing from West Ham, but our passing is unbelievably bad in the opening 20. Come on Gunners!

Rick_Sanchez

Thanks guys, ice cold!

Billy bob

One – nil

Billy bob

Bull shame KT got an injury as it looks like kola was partly at fault for the equaliser!!!

Public Elneny

Midfield has been shocking

Anonymarse

Piss poor so far, no intensity

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Slow boring and sideways. It’s been poor all round but Xhaka really annoys me. He takes so long to do everything

Teryima Adi

Why is Kolasinac starting ahead of Tierney when he wasn’t on the line-up? Injury? The team has not been fluid so far. Kolasinac should have done better for the Hammer’s equalizer.

Matthinc

Yeah definitely, I can’t stand watching him and Xhaka back off giving them 100 years to make the cross. Abysmal.

Matthinc

Kolasinac is bad. Makes you realise how good Tierney is. Sunny understand why he’s gone with a different team to last week. It’s not clicking, midfield feels overrun

Anonymarse

He’s just not a good defender, never has been

Qwaliteee

No he’s Has Been. Or a Never Was Been.

Rick_Sanchez

I don’t know what happened with Kola. I thought he was tremendous in his first season with us. Great physical presence, good offensive output. But now he looks out of character I feel.

Anonymarse

Offensively he’s good if you use him right

Bol

Finger crossed Tierney’s injury is not a long layoff or else we might be in big trouble this season. He played in all of the games we won against the top teams recently.

Qwaliteee

As soon as I heard that Tierney was injured and Kolasinac was playing I knew the clean sheet was seriously under threat.

So it has proved. Kolasinac is gonna Kolasinac.

Cannot wait to see the back of him and Mustafi. Between them, those clowns have gifted the opposition so many goals, it beggars belief.

Bol

I don’t think the midfielders are motivated enough for this game. We need more energy in the midfield!

Matthinc

Kolasinac, where attacking moves go to die

Rick_Sanchez

I think right now, AMN is better than Saka.

Matthinc

He’s three years older, quite a different type of player, more versatile, less of a forward

goonerink

yeah i think amn plays the better false wingback, but saka as a wide forward offers more creatively.

Goonerrah

Are you mental? Saka was the only one today working his socks off to find space and he made the 2 goals we scored with pre-assists that unlocked the defense.

Kola messed everything up because he can’t defend or pass or find space. Never want to see him play again.

ThreadRipper

Still gave the decisive pass to break their line for both our goals..

Rick_Sanchez

Yes, pretty happy how it all panned out. Still, that was lucky today and Saka was pushed around quite often. Feel like Ainsley would’ve been the more composed option. And goonerink is spot on!

Teryima Adi

You’re right, Bro.

Matthinc

Oh my god thank fuck for that hope we can hold on

Teryima Adi

Abysmal performance. Arteta should have stuck with the first match combo. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, Mikel. Thank God we won.