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Picking the Best Potential Arsenal Lineup to Face West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday

Arsenal will look to close the gap on rivals Chelsea when they travel to fellow London outfit West Ham on Saturday. 


Sitting fifth, Unai Emery's side are three points off the last Champions League spot and could have a host of defenders back, including Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi. 


Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding remain long-term absentees for the Gunners. 


Here's how they could lineup this weekend's clash.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Bernd Leno (GK) - Looked solid early on in the campaign, but is prone to goalkeeping mishaps - as demonstrated in their 3-2 loss at Southampton in December.


Shkodran Mustafi (CB) - After playing just 45 minutes against both Liverpool and Fulham, the Germany international will look to regain a regular spot in Arsenal colours.


Laurent Koscielny (CB) - The most experienced amongst his defensive partners, the 33-year-old veteran will look to out-battle the physical figures of West Ham duo Andy Carroll and possibly Marko Arnautovic if fit.


Sokratis Papastathopoulos (CB) - Having missed a handful of games through injury, the summer signing from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund is yet to make a telling impact in north London.

2. Midfielders

Hector Bellerin (RWB) - Set to return after nearly eight weeks out, his match sharpness will be fully tested against the tricky Felipe Anderson. 


Lucas Torreira (CM) - Arguably Arsenal's most consistent performer aside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Uruguayan will look to control proceedings in a usually frantic affair. 


Matteo Guendouzi (CM) - The France Under-21 international has impressed in his debut season in the top flight. He's expected to get the green light ahead of the rash Granit Xhaka. 


Nacho Monreal (LWB) - Should Emery choose the experienced Spaniard, Monreal could have his hands full with opposite number Robert Snodgrass.

3. Forwards

Alex Iwobi (RF) - Versatile in various attacking positions, the Nigerian is absolutely electric on the ball but his final third decisions have often been found wanting.


Alexandre Lacazette (ST) - Despite not making the headlines compared to his illustrious number, the former Lyon striker is already halfway to reaching his tally for last campaign.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (LF) - Already on the way to legendary status, the Gabonese forward has been prolific in his first full season in red and white, climbing to the top of the Premier League goal-scoring charts alongside Tottenham's Harry Kane with 14 so far.