Arsenal will lock horns with West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to pick up a positive result away from home. The Hammers will be coming into the match on the back of an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Frankfurt in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals, whereas the Gunners recorded a stunning 3-1 victory over Manchester United.
Thomas Partey remains sidelined for the long term. Kieran Tierney will undergo knee surgery and will likely miss out on the rest of the season.
Mikel Arteta will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game, as Takehiro Tomiyasu looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-2-3-1 Arsenal Predicted Lineup Vs West Ham United
Aaron Ramsdale will operate in between the sticks for the upcoming home encounter. The English shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.
Gabriel Magalhaes will continue to form the centre-half partnership with Ben White at the heart of Arsenal’s backline.
Nuno Tavares is a guaranteed starter at the left-back position, whereas Takehiro Tomiyasu might fill in on the other flank as the right-back. The duo would be looking to stretch the opposition backline and create some meaningful chances for the front-men.
Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny will fulfil the holding midfield positions, with the former occupying a more defensive role. Martin Odegaard will slot into the attacking midfield role.
On either side, Odegaard will be accompanied by Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka, playing on the left and right-wing, respectively.
Eddie Nketiah will lead the line against West Ham United on Sunday. The 22-year-old striker will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net when he faces off against the Hammers’ defence that has conceded nine goals in their last five matches in the Premier League.
Alexandre Lacazette will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he might be called upon in the latter stages of the game if needed.