Confirmed line-ups: West Ham vs Arsenal – Zinchenko ruled out, Tierney starts

By on April 16, 2023

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Arsenal will be looking to restore their six point lead over Manchester City at the top of the table with a win over West Ham at the London Stadium this afternoon.

Mikel Arteta has been dealt a blow ahead of the game with Oleksandr Zinchenko ruled out with a groin injury that he picked up during the 2-2 draw with Liverpool last weekend. Kieran Tierney is recalled to start at left-back.

Otherwise, it’s a familiar looking line-up as Aaron Ramsdale starts between the sticks for Arsenal while Ben White continues at right-back with Takehiro Tomiyasu ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

William Saliba is still recovering from a back injury that’s hampered him recently so Rob Holding continues alongside Gabriel in the middle of defence. Thomas Partey anchors the midfield for Arsenal once again and is joined by Granit Xhaka.

Martin Odegaard captains the Gunners in the attacking midfield role with Bukayo Saka keeping his place on the right flank despite a quiet game against Liverpool last time out.

Gabriel Martinelli lines-up on the left flank while Gabriel Jesus leads the line up front so Leandro Trossard has to settle for a place on the bench. Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira and Eddie Nketiah are also among the Arsenal substitutes this afternoon.

Here are the line-ups:


Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Odegaard, Xhaka, Saka, Martinelli; Jesus

Subs: Turner, Smith Rowe, Kiwior, Trossard, Jorginho, Vieira, Nelson, Walters, Nketiah.

West Ham

Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Kehrer, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Paqueta, Bowen, Benrahma, Antonio.

Subs: Areola, Anang, Johnson, Fornals, Lanzini, Downes, Cornet, Ings, Emerson.

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