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Confirmed line-ups: West Ham vs Arsenal – No Lacazette, Martinelli starts

By on December 9, 2019

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Arsenal desperately need to get out of our current crisis and back to winning ways with a win over West Ham at the London Stadium this evening.

Freddie Ljungberg has made some changes from the side that lost to Brighton with Alexandre Lacazette dropping out. Gabriel Martinelli comes in to the Arsenal attack in place of the Frenchman.

Nicolas Pepe is also recalled after making a positive impact off the bench while David Luiz drops to the bench with Calum Chambers partnering Sokratis in defence. Kieran Tierney comes in at left-back while Hector Bellerin retains his place at right-back.

Lucas Torreira partners Granit Xhaka in midfield with Matteo Guendouzi on the bench. I like the look of this line-up as it’s much more balanced so hopefully it gets us back to winning ways.

Here are the line-ups:

West Ham

Martin, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Fornals, Felipe Anderson, Antonio

Subs: Zabaleta, Roberto, Sanchez, Haller, Diop, Masuaku, Holland

Arsenal

Leno; Bellerin, Chambers, Sokratis, Tierney; Torreira, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Aubameyang

Subs: Lacazette, Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Nelson, Martinez, Guendouzi, Saka

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