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Will Arteta Make Any Changes? | 4-4-1-1 Arsenal Predicted Lineup Vs West Ham United

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Arsenal will entertain West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night as they try to collect all three points in the London derby. The Gunners managed to earn a 3-0 victory over Southampton last weekend which will give them a lot of confidence ahead of this exciting showdown versus the Hammers.

Mikel Arteta could opt for a 4-4-1-1 formation and is expected to keep changes to a minimum for this game. Therefore, Alexandre Lacazette will once again lead the line for the North London outfit in the absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is suspended due to a disciplinary breach.

4-4-1-1 Arsenal Predicted Lineup To Face West Ham United

Defence

Aaron Ramsdale will function in goal for the Gunners after he secured a clean sheet versus the Saints in his last league outing. Ben White will once again resume his partnership with Gabriel at the heart of Arsenal‘s backline as they try to keep things solid at the back during the 90 minutes.

Takehiro Tomiyasu will operate at right-back while Kierney Tierney gets another chance to shine on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will have to maintain a solid shape if they are to stop the West Ham wide players from getting in behind them out on the flanks.

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Midfield

Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey will assume the role of the holding midfielders. Their main focus would be to make life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park and feed some decent through balls to their teammates up top.

Bukayo Saka could get the nod to impress as the left-sided wide player while Gabriel Martinelli looks to give a good account of himself down the right flank. Martin Odegaard will continue to play as a free-flowing attacking midfielder for Arsenal following his goal-scoring display against Southampton last weekend.

Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nicolas Pepe will be available for selection on the bench as they wait for their chance to make an impact in the second half if needed.

Attack

Alexandre Lacazette will spearhead Arteta’s attack in the final third. The French striker managed to find the back of the net in his last league appearance, so he will be eager to put on another good performance when he laces up to face off against the West Ham centre-backs in midweek.

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