Both Arsenal and West Ham have more than their fair share of injury problems going into this Premier League clash, but the Gunners are at home and with our bigger and more talented squad, you would expect it to hurt the visitors more than it does the Gunners, as long as the Arsenal players do not succumb to complacency that is.
Arsene Wenger has been speaking about the pressure on teams and players at the end of the season and also about the way to come through it, by keeping focus and keeping a high work rate, starting from the forward line, so that is what the Frenchman will be expecting from his team today.
That will definitely be the message to Theo Walcott who gets a rare start and will be chomping at the bit to impress as talks over a new contract begin. Calum Chambers also gets a rare start at right back with Bellerin given a well earned rest. Ramsey starts alongside Coquelin and that should give us a solid shape and help us to control the game.
Cazorla also gets a well earned rest, suggesting that Wenger is saving him for Monaco on Tuesday so he has not given up on that quite yet.
Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Walcott, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis
subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Bellerin, Flamini, Cazorla, Welbeck, Akpom
No messing about lads and we should get a good win and build confidence for that mission improbable on Tuesday.
For the first time this weekend, we will be using a new phone app for Android or Apple for the Arsenal fans to interact on Matchday, and this important game looks perfect to give it a first run out. Everyone can download the app on this link, and then join the Fan Club called Just Arsenal News. If you are asked for a code to join our Fan Club it is 1942M.
Once you have joined you will see a code on there for todays MatchDay chat…