Moyes is expecting West Ham to make few changes as they prepare to face Arsenal

David Moyes has had an amazing effect on his West Ham since his arrival, and in the last three games they have beaten Chelsea and Stoke, and of course Arsenal’s draw with the Hammers last week at the London Stadium, and they have kept three clean sheets in the process so we can hardly expect an easy game.

The new coach is looking forward to another good performance from his team and he would love to go all the way in the Carabao Cup, as he told the official West Ham website: “It is less than a week since we held Arsenal to a goalless draw in the Premier League at London Stadium and now we go to the Emirates in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night to take them on again.

“This will be a completely different game against, most likely, a completely different Arsenal team.

“We’ll go there and try to put in a good performance. Our performances have gradually been getting better, our defensive work has been good in recent weeks and I think our attacking play and using the ball has got better and we’re making and creating more chances.”

Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he would be playing a second-string side, but Moyes admitted that there will be a few changes to the West Ham side but not as much as he would have wanted! He said: “It’ll be a totally different game, but we’ll go there and try to give a good account of ourselves and win the game.

“We’ve got the same sort of squad but with a couple of injuries and a couple of young players around.

“Andy Carroll could return. He’s had a bad back but he trained today and we will make a call on him tomorrow.

“Ideally we would have changed one or two players, but we’re a bit short and our priority is the Premier League, but nothing would give me more pleasure than reaching a cup final.

“Joe Hart will definitely start tomorrow night. He’s been very good around the place and he’s ready to play.”

So it looks like we could be heading for another tight game against the Hammers, and it will be interesting to see if our reserves can deal with them better than our first team did last week. It would be a great boost if Arsenal could reach the semi-final of the Carabao Cup tonight….



  1. Sue says:

    It will be a very interesting game! COYG

  2. leo says:

    I really dont care…ive lost interest in their winning or losing…they might as well win today and lose in the weekend…m just in this blog to get insights from vissionary gunners that believe that one day that demon called wenger wud leave our club then we’ll see how we can start from the scratch

  3. gotanidea says:

    I am more excited to see how the second team plays, because the way that the main team plays is very predictable nowadays. Sanchez will try his usual lob balls, Ozil will create predictable “chances”, Lacazette looks lost in air duels, Cech’s slow reaction, Koscielny’s blunders, Bellerin’s headless chicken display, etc.

    If Arsenal decides to use wingers this time, I want to see how motivated Walcott and Welbeck would be. Can they show their athleticisms and penetrations if playing as wingers/ inverted forwards?

    That is what English players are renowned for, kick and rush, and I can’t wait to see it again in Walcott and Welbeck.

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