Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be aiming for a third win in a row as the Gunners’ quest for Champions League qualification goes on. West Ham may put out a depleted side as they understandably will have more than one eye on the second leg of their Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt next week. Express Sport looks at the XI Arteta is expected to pick at the London Stadium.
Goalkeeper – Ramsdale
Aaron Ramsdale has not been at his best of late. The England goalkeeper’s hesitancy played a part in Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal in last week’s 3-1 win over Manchester United.
Arteta is likely to stick by Ramsdale despite not keeping a clean sheet in his last six appearances. Bernd Leno may have played his final game for the club, with a summer departure likely.
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Attack – Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli
Bukayo Saka limped off against United but Arteta says he should be fit for this one. Eddie Nketiah is in line to start a fourth Premier League game in a row.
Emile Smith Rowe was ineffective last time out so could be replaced by Gabriel Martinelli. The Brazilian is in need of a goal having scored just once since December 18.
Arsenal’s expected XI vs West Ham in full: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Elneny, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah.
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