Charles Antaki emails to say: “Once more the Arsenal roulette wheel turns; will it be a David Luiz aberration, a Xkaka lunge or merely another instalment in the series of Aubameyang misses? I think I can remember the days of routine wins over the likes of West Ham, but the memories are beginning to fade.”

Something to look out for.

A decent achievement for the lad.

217 and counting…

Today @Aaron_Cresswell becomes our second-highest Premier League appearance-maker, behind only Nobes. What an achievement #WHUARS pic.twitter.com/MDMlAuNNHm

Arsenal have plenty of attacking players in their side. It will be interesting to see how Soucek and Rice cope with Odegaard today. He has shown glimpses of what he can do for the Gunners without dominating a game since arriving in January.

Moyes and Arteta together again.

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Aubameyang is back into the Arsenal starting lineup after his misdemeanour last week, which saw him turn up late for the north London derby.

West Ham: Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Lingard, Benrahma, Antonio.

Subs: Martin, Trott, Balbuena, Lanzini, Ibsen, Noble, Fredericks, Johnson, Odubeko.

If at the start of the season, one were to say this match would be between a side with an innovative manager chasing a top-four spot and another whose head coach is under pressure having built a side only capable of reaching 10th place, few would have thought West Ham would be the team in the better position.

David Moyes has reinvigorated a club going nowhere prior to the start of the campaign. Currently, they sit fifth behind Manchesters City and United, Leicester and Chelsea, which is quite a feat considering they are besting even Liverpool. Meanwhile Arsenal are five places and seven points worse off than their London rivals.

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