West Ham playmaker in line for return against Arsenal


West Ham United host Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend, and they will be hoping to extend their fine run of form with a victory.

The Hammers are unbeaten in four of the last six league matches, and they will be confident of picking up all three points against an inconsistent Arsenal side.

West Ham are currently fifth in the Premier League, and a victory would keep them in the running for a top-four spot.

The last time these two sides met, Arsenal picked up a 2-1 win and the Hammers will be aiming to avenge that defeat here.

David Moyes’ side are full of confidence at the moment, and Arsenal will have to be at their best to grind out a win this week.

The home side will be without Angelo Ogbonna, Darren Randolph and Ryan Fredericks due to injuries.

Arthur Masuaku and Andriy Yarmolenko returned to action for the West Ham youth team this week but are unlikely to feature as they continue to build up their match fitness.

Pablo Fornals missed the recent game against Manchester United and could be in line for a return along with 28-year-old Jesse Lingard.

Mark Noble and Ben Johnson are expected to make way for Fornals and Lingard.

Predicted West Ham starting line-up: Fabianski, Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Lingard, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio.

Read: West Ham keen on signing former Arsenal player.

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