Cech to return? Predicted Arsenal XI to face West Ham

first_img 17. Alexis Sanchez (forward) 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) 24. Hector Bellerin (right-back) 45. Alex Iwobi (midfield) 11 11 11 18. Nacho Monreal (left-back) Arsenal and West Ham meet on Saturday in a huge Premier League clash at Upton Park.Victory for the Gunners will keep their faint title hopes alive, while three points for the Hammers will keep them in the hunt for a top-four finish.Arsenal are looking to put another run together as they are currently unbeaten in their last three, whereas their east London rivals are unbeaten in their last six.The north Londoners will be full of confidence after sweeping aside Watford at the Emirates last week – will Arsene Wenger name an unchanged team?The French boss will have some decisions to make, as midfielders Aaron Ramsey (thigh) and Mathieu Flamini (hamstring) could come into contention after recovering from injuries.Goalkeeper Petr Cech (calf) is expected to start after returning to the substitutes’ bench last week, with David Ospina making way.Jack Wilshere (leg) and Tomas Rosicky (thigh) will not be involved, but they are expected to feature for the Under-21s on Friday. Santi Cazorla (Achilles) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) are definite absences as they continue their rehabilitation.Meanwhile the Hammers have been boosted by a successful red card appeal following Cheikhou Kouyate’s dismissal last week. With Dimitri Payet in form, the Claret and Blue will need all luck on their side, having failed to beat Arsenal at home in ten years. But with victory in the reverse fixture, Slaven Bilic’s men will be quietly confident.Who will start for the visitors? Click the arrow, above right, to see our predicted XI in squad number order. 11 11 11. Mesut Ozil (attacking midfield) 11 11 35. Mohamed Elneny (midfield) 23. Danny Welbeck (forward) 11 11 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre-back) 34. Francis Coquelin (midfield) 11 5. Gabriel (centre-back) – see the full line-up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11last_img

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