News » Premier League news » Arsenal news

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs West Ham United

Arsenal face West Ham United on the road in today’s Premier League clash.

The Gunners are presently fourth in the standings with 60 points, two ahead of north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

They have the opportunity to strengthen their Champions League bid with another victory at the London Stadium.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

Aaron Ramsdale has been ever-present in the Premier League since September, barring one game due to injury. The England international is expected to start between the sticks.

In defence, Mikel Arteta may go with the same combination from the win over Manchester United. Takehiro Tomiyasu is fit after a prolonged calf injury, and could be eased into the proceedings. We fancy Cedric to start over him at right-back again.

Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes are expected to be the central defensive pairing with Nuno Tavares at left-back. The Portuguese has been defensively error-prone, but manager Mikel Arteta is likely to back him with no other fit and specialist options in the squad.

In the centre of the park, Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka should be reunited for the third league game running. Elneny has brought a sense of calm with his composure which has allowed Granit Xhaka to link up higher up the field in recent outings.

Further forward, no changes are expected. Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka should start either side of Martin Odegaard. Eddie Nketiah has been promising up front in recent outings. He bagged a brace against Chelsea last week, and should be backed to lead the line.

Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Elneny, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Nketiah.