Arsenal v West Ham United preview

Arsenal v West Ham United preview

Arsenal v West Ham United preview

Antonio, who is set to return from a hamstring injury against Arsenal on Wednesday night, has been West Ham's star performer this season and the club are determined to keep him. Ospina has also reportedly picked up a back injury after he fell on his back against Manchester City.

Arsenal have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League games against West Ham (W13, D3), though it did come in this exact fixture last season. We can't expect to have more possession than them even if we would love it, but we need to be good in defence as a team.

West Ham slipped to 14th in the Premier League following their fourth consecutive defeat on Saturday, disappointing 2-1 loss to Hull at the KCOM Stadium. Arsenal come into this having played out a 2-2 draw against Manchester City on Sunday.

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"If you look at him, I personally see all the top qualities that a goalkeeper needs", Wenger said in November. He is keen to stay, yes, and has a long contract here. "It's absolutely denying what a professional guy is about".

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West Ham, who are now 14th and have failed to register a league win since early February, visit Arsenal on Wednesday.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe wants to sign on-loan midfielder Jack Wilshere on a permanent basis, despite relegating the Arsenal player to the bench for the past four Premier League games.

Bilic said: "I don't have to read the newspapers to know my relationship with my board". Suddenly now it's important and people realise it is not as easy as it looked.

"If you listen to (Manchester City manager) Pep Guardiola, he said the other day that to achieve the top four in England is a trophy because it's so hard".

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.

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