The Gunners are going to face West Ham United on Saturday in the Premier League. Both the clubs will be eager to register their first victory of the season. The new manager of the Gunners, Unai Emery is under huge pressure and he will try to unleash the pressure with winning this match against West Ham United. On the other hand, West Ham United will also be eager to snatch a point from the difficult away fixture in the Premier League which will give them the mental boost up for the rest of the campaign.
Team News :
After back to back two defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal will be eager to get back on track from the match against West Ham United. The Gunners will try to get their first win of the campaign in the match against West Ham United. The Gunners will not make much changes from the starting lineup that has taken part in the match. The sources are telling that, Aaron Ramsey might be back in the starting eleven of the Gunners in this match. On the other hand, Unai Emery might opt for a more attacking formation of 4-1-3-2 where Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang will both start at the upfront of the field. Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will be just behind them. Lucas Torreira will play the role of the central defensive midfielder. While, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi are again going to start as the central defensive pair of the Gunners. On the other hand, Hector Bellerin and Stephan Lichtsteiner are going to play at both the flanks for Arsenal. There are be certain questions raised about the current form of Arsenal’s veteran Goalkeeper Petr Cech. The new summer transfer window signing Bernd Leno might be under the bars for the Gunners in this match against West Ham United.
West Ham United :
West Ham United will be missing the service of their crucial player Manuel Lanzini in this match as he is suffering from a long term injury problem. Declan Rice and Antonio are not named in the match-day squad of West Ham United and it is very much surprising as both of them were in the starting lineup of West Ham United in their opening match against Liverpool.
There will be a battle between Lucas Perez and Javier Hernandez to get into the starting lineup of West Ham United in this match. Former Arsenal player Lucas Perez might get the nod to play against the Gunners. On the other hand, Robert Snodgrass is on the verge of being dropped from the West Ham United’s starting lineup in this match. On the other hand, Carlos Sanchez might play a crucial role for West Ham United in this match as a central defensive midfielder.
My Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Cech.
Defenders : Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Lichtsteiner.
Midfielders : Torreira, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Ozil.
Attackers : Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Goalkeeper : Fabianski
Defenders : Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku.
Midfielders : Sanchez, Noble, Wilshere, Anderson.
Attackers : Arnautovic, Perez.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Arsenal 1-1 West Ham United.