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West Ham vs Arsenal: Declan Rice returns to old stomping ground for huge clash

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West Ham welcome Arsenal to the London Stadium looking to continue their strong home form against Mikel Arteta’s title chasers.

Despite have to be brought off against Man Utd after colliding with Kurt Zouma, David Moyes said the move was just a precaution and Alphonse Areola will be fine for today’s game.

Lucas Paqueta and Michail Antonio will both miss the game against The Gunners though as they continue their recovery from injuries.

The Hammers are unlikely to make many, if any, changes to the team that played the Red Devils as Moyes listed many positives from their defeat.

This means that Kalvin Phillips is likely to have to make an impact from the bench as he continues his difficult start to life with The Irons.

As for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has said that Gabriel Jesus’ latest knee problem is still persisting but is only likely to keep him out for a few more days but is unlikely to be risked today.

Bukayo Sako is expected shake off an impact injury from a kick to the ankle but Oleksandr Zinchenko is suffering from another calf injury and will not take part in this game.

Takehiro Tomiyasu is back from the Asian Cup and primed to slot at left back for the short trip to the London Stadium.

Thomas Partey, Jurrien Timber and Fabio Viera are long-term absentees for The Gunners.

After his man of the match performance against Liverpool, Jorginho is likely to partner Declan Rice in the heart of midfield with Martin Odegaard.

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