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West Ham predicted lineup vs Arsenal - Premier League

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David Moyes has won just four of his 36 managerial meetings with Arsenal across his career
David Moyes has won just four of his 36 managerial meetings with Arsenal across his career / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages
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West Ham United travel to Arsenal for a Premier League London derby under the lights on Wednesday evening.

David Moyes' side led the Gunners 3-0 in their last meeting in March but conspired to emerge without a full compliment of points, scoring two of Arsenal's three game-saving goals themselves. That dramatic draw extended Moyes' winless run against the Gunners to nine games across four different managerial stints.

Here's the injury-impacted XI Moyes may call upon to rectify his underwhelming record against the Gunners.


West Ham predicted lineup vs Arsenal - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Lukasz Fabianski (GK) - The former Arsenal reserve keeper only once broke past 500 Premier League minutes across five seasons with the Gunners, but is decidedly number one for West Ham.

Vladimir Coufal (RB) - With Ben Johnson now taking his turn on the treatment table, Coufal has finally fully reclaimed his Premier League starting berth.

Craig Dawson (CB) - Lumbered with the chief defensive responsibility in Angelo Ogbonna's continued absence, Dawson had the ball in West Ham's own net the last time he faced Arsenal.

Issa Diop (CB) - Afforded less than half the available Premier League playing time under Moyes, Diop played more than 80% of the total minutes for his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini - but is set to extend his involvement thanks to the failing fitness of others.

Arthur Masuaku (LB) - They say that honesty has seeped out of the corporate, modern game but Masuaku bucked the trend with a revealing tweet to explain his unorthodox winner against Chelsea: "So, was it a cross or was it shot ??!? (hint : I was as surprised as you)."

2. Midfielders

Tomas Soucek (CM) - The ultimate COVID-era Premier League footballer, Soucek has started every top flight match since Project Restart kicked off in June 2020.

Declan Rice (CM) - West Ham's only outfield ever-present in the Premier League so far is unlikely to miss any minutes if Moyes can avoid it.

Manuel Lanzini (AM) - Ushered back into the fold of late, half of the Argentine's top flight goals in the past four seasons have come in the last fortnight.

3. Forwards

Jarrod Bowen (RW) - An uptick in the quantity and quality of chances falling the way of West Ham's Hereford-born winger hasn't inflated his goal tally, but it's a healthy step in that direction.

Michail Antonio (ST) - Goalless in his previous eight club games, Antonio last found the net against the other half of the Premier League's north London rivalry.

Pablo Fornals (LW) - After a rare pair of substitute appearances, Fornals may return to his starting berth as West Ham strive for the attacking incision that was desperately lacking against Burnley.

You can read 90min's preview of Arsenal vs West Ham here.

You can read Arsenal's predicted lineup here.

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