Arsenal VS West Ham United, Kick-Off: 25th August, 07:30 PM (IST)

Arsenal faces West Ham United today at the Emirates Stadium.

This will be the first test for the Gunners as they come without a point in their first two matches. Unai Emery‘s Gunners exhibited a high-press style against Chelsea and showed immense promise. On the other hand, West Ham have lost their first two matches as well. This will be an exciting match as both the teams will have everything to fight for.

 

Team News

Unai Emery has no new injury concerns ahead of the game against West Ham. While Laurent Koscielny, Sead Kolasinac, Carl Jenkinson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are among the long-term absentees. 

Skipper Mark Noble has been missing from training this week due to a back injury and is set to miss this match. Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, and Winston Reid are among the long-term absentees.

 

Predicted Line-ups

Arsenal: Petr Cech | Hector Bellerin, Sokratis Papastathopolous, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal | Lucas Torreira, Matteo Gouendouzi, Mesut Ozil | Alex Iwobi, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

West Ham: Lukasz Fabianski | Ryan Fredericks, Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop, Arthur Masuaku | Carlos Sanchez, Declan Rice, Jack Wilshere | Felipe Anderson, Marko Arnautovic, Andriy Yarmolenko.

 

Key Players

Arsenal: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang will be looking to redeem himself after missing a couple of great chances against Chelsea.

West Ham: Although West Ham have had an unfortunate start to the Premier League, Marko Arnautovic has already found the net and will be looking to add more to his tally.

 

Score Prediction

Arsenal 3 – 1 West Ham: The Gunners will be on the prowl for their first win after playing the last two champions of the Premier League and failing to salvage a point. Unai Emery’s Gunners will likely prove to be too much for the Hammers.

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