Arsenal are aiming to achieve three Premier League wins on the spin for the first time this season when they welcome struggling West Ham to the Emirates Stadium.
Mikel Arteta’s side needed to get over last week’s Europa League disappointment quickly, and did so with a 2-0 FA Cup win over Portsmouth.
Top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang whose glaring miss against Olympiakos effectively sent Arsenal out of Europe is likely to return to the side.
Pablo Mari was superb in his debut on Monday, but Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz are expected to start at centre-back.
Club-record signing Nicolas Pepe is on form of late and he tends to impress at the Emirates – the Ivorian is the only Arsenal player to register three+ goals (three) and assists (five) at home in the Premier League this season.
As for the visitors, the Hammers are looking to make it two Premier League wins in a row, David Moyes’ side looked a lot better against Southampton last weekend and have now moved out of the drop zone.
Still, Arsenal’s home advantage should pay dividends, but you wouldn’t want to bet on it.
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