Arsenal take on West Ham at the Emirates this evening, knowing a win would take us into the top four.
Here are the official line-ups.
Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Saka, Lacazette
Subs: Okonkwo, Holding, Tavares, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Lokonga, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Nketiah
West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Lanzini, Bowen, Antonio
Subs: Areola, Alese, Ashby, Kral, Noble, Okoflex, Vlasic, Yarmolenko, Benrahma
No surprise. Hardly changes a winning combination. Hope we win and go to fourth.
agreed, although i miss lokonga. how about xhaka-lokonga if partey keeps underperforming? would at least like to see how it goes
Wait until January for that.
I thought he would play Lakonga but for Xhaka but on the flipside, he is trying to give Xhaka as many minutes as possible against January when we will absolutely need him playing at his best.
Every time Xhaka starts, my mood sours.
Never felt this way about an Arsenal player since Silvestre, possibly.
He’ll be Arteta’s downfall eventually
But…. The Smith. I miss The Smith.
Surely he is due a start? He’ll be fresh as fuck now.
Ah well. COYG!!!!
Except to bring Xhaka back. He’s changed anything for that.
Massive game tonight. We need to get something from this match. A defeat and 4th looks unlikely.
Everton was a massive game too and we blew it. Liverpool was expected to drop points, but the Man UTD and Everton games were very disappointing. Not really expecting much tonight tbh.
Hope we win. That will make for a beautiful rest of the week
COYG. Hammer them! Bad puns win games.
Hard as nails 👍
You’re gunner have to do better than that!
Need a performance from Partey tonight.
It has dawned on me, how delicate this Stripping of Auba’s captinacy is for Arsenal, more so than ever for any club…… since Amazon film crews are documenting Arsenal this season for that All of Nothing show..
I think we’ve got a Spud in the camp just down-voting everything!
I wouldn’t worry about the spud. It must be way past his bedtime and mummy will be sending him to bed soon.
Who is captain
Top 3 is sealed.
4th is up for grabs; any of these five teams, West Ham, Arsenal, Man United, Spurs and Leicester, can nick it.
That makes games between them 6 pointers.
It might not be season defining tonight, but 3 points will be a huge boost for us today.
What happened to Leno now?
Injured, infected badger bite on left foot
This is the most important game to gauge our level this season. Let’s go!
You look at that west ham team And think yeah we’ll be grand then you see them play and it’s a different story so fingers crossed tonight 🤞
Hope so. They’re missing Ogbonna, Zouma, and Cresswell which I think make up 3 of their regular back 4.
Apparently we’ve won 10 of our last 11 home games against West Ham. Surely we couldn’t possibly lose this.
Long pause 😂
I think I’m still traumatised and having flashbacks from that game Green made 50 saves (slight exaggeration) against us.
Don’t go there 🙈 and xhakas just come out waving to the crowd he must know something we don’t 🙈
Just out of curiousity how can P Viera make the mediocre Crystal Palace such a force in Lees than 6 months and with limited budget and we are still struggling after 2 years of Arteta?
Trust the process…….
Because he’s not Roy “asleep on on the bench” Hodgson!
Viera is doing a great job; love to see it!
You are a complete arrogant xxxx at times
No Auba? Did he pick up a knock or something?
Why isn’t our top scorer and provider ESR not starting? Am I missing something?
He’s coming back from injury and Martinelli has been good . He’ll probably get some minutes today.
Ah ok. Yea he derserves some rest.
Much as I like that Odergaard is scoring goals, I’d have preferred Smith-Rowe as the No.10 against this Hammers team, driving the team forward. Odergaard’s passing and forward play can be a tad too slow against organised teams
No love esr but odegaard is class tonight
Xhaka. Yep, that’s great.
Say what you want about Arteta’s Arsenal.
We don’t do boring anymore.
Think we look intense, confident, and focused with a point to prove. Hope it continues for 90.
ALL the streams are dead.
Any help would be greatly appreciated