ARS vs WHU Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
West Ham vs Arsenal Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: January 12, 06:00 PM, IST
Where: London Stadium
ARS vs WHU Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
The London Derby will be played in the Premier League this weekend as West Ham United welcome Arsenal to the London Stadium for a crunch league match, in London, tomorrow on Saturday evening (IST).
Just when it looks as if West Ham United are finally moulding to the tune of manager Manuel Pellegrini, comes a piece of news which could unravel something bad within the squad.
Marko Arnautovic being the centre of attention in that regard. The Austrian is a reported target of a Chinese Super League club which he is keen on and wants West Ham to accept the £35m bid. West Ham, though, have rejected the bid as per reports.
There’s no doubt about the potential of Arnautovic and he remains West Ham’s best striker at the moment. In his absence, the Hammers clearly struggles for the goals and that’s the reason they are so adamant to hold on to their prized assets.
But this is the kind of saga which in the past has distracted players and it would be interesting to see whether it rumbles on to the pitch.
At the moment, Pellegrini’s men are in the top half, sitting at 10th in the table with 28 points from the first 21 games. The form has improved in the recent months as they have won five times in their last 8 premier league games.
Unai Emery is in the market looking for the fresh faces to make his side a genuine threat for the Champions League places this season. But with two weeks already into the January transfer window, the Gunners haven’t found any success so far.
But it’s quite incredible to look at the job Emery has done with Arsenal up until now. The backline was crushed to pieces by injuries and he was forced to shoehorn Granit Xhaka at the back. And whatever the options he had, nobody seems to rise up for the challenge. And it’s clear that the defence has let his down in most matches this season. Whether Emery gets his men or man, only time will tell.
But at the moment, Gunners are sitting on the fringes of top-4, and are very much in contention to finish in the champions league places. In fact, they are just three points away from Chelsea and 7 from their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Recent form (Last six matches)
West Ham – W L W L D W
Arsenal – L W D L W W
ARS vs WHU Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
West Ham vs Arsenal Team News:
Injured – The whole diary can be filled with the vast injury list that West Ham have been enduring this season.
Winston Reid, Manuel Lanzini, Carlos Sanchez, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks, Jack Wilshere and Fabian Balbuena have all been ruled out with injuries from this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Meanwhile, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez aka Chicharito both have been listed as questionable.
Note: Samir Nasri is now on the books of West Ham. He played for 60 minutes in the FA Cup but is expected to start on the bench against his former club.
Key Players – Anderson, Arnautovic
Injured – Centre-back Rob holding suffered a knee injury and is likely to miss the rest of the season. While Danny Welbeck and Henrik Mkhitaryan both will be missing the short trip to London with injuries as well.
Suspended – None
Questionable – As mentioned, Unai Emery is sweating over the fitness of his defenders. Club captain and centre-back Laurent Koscielny is struggling with the fitness as are his partners Shkodran Mustafi and Konstantinos Mavropanos. While wing-backs Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal are doubtful as well.
Note: Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi will be fighting it out for a place in the centre of the field.
Key Players – Aubameyang, Lacazette
ARS vs WHU Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
West Ham– Fabianski (GK), Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Anderson; Carroll, Arnautovic
Arsenal– Leno (GK), Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Torreira, Xhaka, Iwobi, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette
ARS vs WHU Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
West Ham have a very poor record against Arsenal. They have lost more games against Gunners than any other team in the Premier League. We back Arsenal to win the game.
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