West Ham will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they face Arsenal this weekend.
The Hammers advanced through to the fourth round of the FA Cup last Saturday as they defeated Birmingham City, but failed to come out victorious in their last top-flight outing as Brighton and Hove Albion held them to a draw.
Nevertheless, Manuel Pellegrini’s team will fancy their chances against a vulnerable Arsenal side on Saturday afternoon as they go in search of a surprise win.
The Gunners have won their last two competitive games but have suffered from inconsistency in recent weeks.
Here is how West Ham are expected to line up against Unai Emery’s men.
Fabianski will start in goal. He’ll be keen to impress against his former club.
Zabaleta is facing a busy afternoon against Arsenal. He’ll start on the right-hand side of the defence.
In central defence, it is likely that Diop will be tasked with keeping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang quiet.
With Fabian Balbuena facing two months on the sidelines, Ogbonna is poised to start.
At left-back, it is likely that Cresswell will be called upon.
Rice has been excellent this season and is set to start in holding midfield.
Alongside Rice, Obiang is looking set to start against the Gunners.
On the right of a creative trio, Snodgrass is set to be given the nod by Pellegrini.
After being in the headlines this week as speculation surrounding his future at West Ham continues, Arnautovic is fit to play.
Anderson is unlikely to be displaced from his usual role on the left wing.
Leading the line, Carroll is ready to start. He’ll be keen to exploit Arsenal’s propensity to defending crosses poorly.