The big Fella says, “Go get it out of their net, Jack!”
Not much time today to set up a live blog but it looks like we got a very interesting match on our hands with plenty of changes to our team. It sure looks like a back-4 to me with Ainsley Maitland-Niles at left back. Jack Wilshere and Alex Iwobi slot into a midfield with Granit Xhaka, then it’s the contract hold-outs, Alexis and Ozil, flanking the big man in the photo.
Here are the full teams:
Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Wilshere; Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud. Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Kolasinac, Coquelin, Elneny, Welbeck, Lacazette.
West Ham: Adrian; Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Zabaleta, Noble, Obiang, Masuaku; Lanzini; Antonio Arnautovic. Subs: Hart, Collins, Rice, Ayew, Sakho, Carroll, Hernandez.
Referee: Jon Moss.
West Ham seem to have gotten a lift by changing managers and new guy David Moyes might be transferring his own personal desperation to his players. And it may be working. They won a one-goal match in the London Stadium this past Saturday vs Chelsea and only lost by a single goal at Manchester City the week before. Will that be enough to satisfy Moyes’ boys or will they be wanting another big scalp and a lift out of the relegation places? Can Arsenal stop conceding early goals and get back on track? Three points are a must tonight or we will be looking up at several teams above us in the fight for Champions League football… including Burnley. Gulp…
We shall see, and, busy as I am, I’m gonna try and block out everything else to describe the action. Please join me in the comments.
Go on then…