Arsenal – West Ham: Mikel Arteta and Arsenal take on another London pal when his former manager David Moyes brings West Ham to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (Watch live at 3pm ET Saturday on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
Arsenal beat Fulham in its first match of the Premier League season and will be further buoyed by a new long-term contract for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
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West Ham has been very frustrated by the transfer market, with captain Mark Noble reacting publicly when the club sold Grady Diangana. That was before a 2-0 home loss to Newcastle on Saturday.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal – West Ham this Saturday with team news, odds, stream link and more.
Team news: Arsenal – West Ham (INJURY REPORT)
Shkrodan Mustafi and Pablo Mari are out for Arsenal, while Granit Xhaka passed a late fitness to make the XI. Gabriel Martinelli and David Luiz remain long-term absences.
Jack Wilshere rolled his ankle at training this week for West Ham and is not expected to be available, and David Moyes is leaving Sebastien Haller, Andriy Yarmolenko, and Felipe Anderson on the bench in favor of five backs and, presumably, “steel.”
🚨 Two changes from last weekend…
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What they’re saying
New defender William Saliba on a lifelong affair with Arsenal: “I had an Arsenal jersey when I was little with Thierry Henry [on the back], so I liked the club since then. Now I am very proud to have the Arsenal jersey. I don’t know why! I went in the shop, and I only wanted Arsenal. I liked Vieira and Thierry Henry because I was little and I only knew the French players and they were very good. I am very, very proud to have the number four, so I have to be ready to carry number four.”
David Moyes on West Ham’s cup win after losing to Newcastle: “I just want to win whatever game we play next. I’d have taken 3-0 before the game but I thought that by the end I was disappointed that we hadn’t won by more. Keeping a clean sheet was good as well and we look forward to the next game and get a win in that. Any cup win, any competition I am thrilled to do so.”
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
The home Gunners are -190 to win while West Ham getting anything would surprise the bookmakers to the tune of +340 for a draw and +475 for Moyes’ boys to upset his former midfielder.
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Arsenal did the double against West Ham last year and it will be interesting to see whether Moyes tries to beat the Gunners with his top talents or again opts for grinders as he did in the loss to Newcastle. We think Arteta will have more up his sleeve and the Gunners were off all week. Arsenal 4-0.
How to watch Arsenal – West Ham stream and start time
Kickoff: 3 pm ET Saturday
TV Channel: NBCSN