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Arnautovic and Nasri start for West Ham as Arsenal deploy two strikers

Unai Emery has started with both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) as Arsenal face West Ham at the London Stadium today.

They will go up against former Gunner Samir Nasri (£5.5m), whose first Premier League start has pushed Robert Snodgrass (£5.4m) to the West Ham bench.

Meanwhile, Marko Arnautovic (£6.9m) has come through his most recent injury doubt to lead the line for the Hammers.

Mesut Özil (£8.0m) is absent from the matchday squad entirely, reportedlty a tactical decision, while Lucas Torreira (£5.0m) is benched for Matteo Guendouzi (£4.4m) to start in central midfield.

Alex Iwobi (£5.4m) has been handed the right attacking midfield berth, in front of Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.4m) who occupies the right wing-back position today.

Issa Diop (£4.3m) and Angelo Ogbonna (£4.2m) pair up at centre-back with Fabian Balbuena (£4.3m) ruled out.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Diop, Ogbonna, Zabaleta; Rice, Noble, Nasri; Anderson, Arnautovic, Antonio.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Koscielny, Sokratis, Mustafi; Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

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1,543 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Alli 3',17',64�…
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Fck man captain choices always Fck me over. How was Auba ever a bad choice in this game ffs

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      He wasn't. But West Ham just turned up today. And Arsenal did not.

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Because of Lacazette. They can't play together.

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        And zero creativity in midfield.

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I captained an arsenal player once this season, Laca home to Hud, never again, they are so unreliable!

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      he wasnt .West ham turned up as usual in a derby and arsenal didnt.2 inconsistent sides .Always a risk

  2. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Abysmal performace by Arsenal.

  3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    3 mins comeonmnn lord fab

  4. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Auba out to fund Salah - easy. You’ve gotta be trash if you blank against West Ham. Don’t care if he delivers against someone else now tbh.

    What a bugger giving another captain fail though ffs

  5. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Whu will score

  6. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Well played Flappy owners!

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      *Non-sellers.

    2. willl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      lucky*

  7. LOLarov
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    YES FABIANKSI

  8. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Iwobi's been good

  9. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    West Ham clean sheet in 3 2 1....

  10. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    idoloo flappy comeonn

    1. Amey
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Is it over ??

  11. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Declan Rice motm

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Completely deserved. He was great.

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I agree

  12. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Spewing.....Fabianski get out my team. Oh you already are.

  13. Waynoo
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    gtfo my team AUB

  14. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Auba and out.

  15. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Fabianski delivering when I least expect / want him to lol.

    CS v CHE and ARS.

  16. JohnnyMagrinho
    • 49 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    How has Iwobi looked?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Shite

  17. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Auba out

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Chances of a Button warm-up injury ?

  19. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Mia Khalifa is a hammers fan and in an interview with AFTV predicted a Hammers win.

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      West Ham celebrity fan predicts West Ham victory shocker!

    2. toystory2wasok
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      she’s probably not used to clean sheets, though...........

      1. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Haha nice one.

  20. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Arsenal goal

    offside

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    G offside again

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Another one 😀

  23. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    About 10 miles offside

  24. LOLarov
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Just realised Rice is Def is the game!!!

    Solid option as bench player

  25. Nunoooooooooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Does Kola get the offside rule???

  26. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Anybody actually gonna keep Auba after that bollocks?

    1. Alli 3',17',64�…
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yea just never captaining him again

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Going to watch the other games & assess.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Good play. I need to calm down

  27. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Feeeerrrrkkk

  28. Óró Sé…
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Sold Rice this GW

    Ffs!!

    1. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Oops

    2. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Ouch

  29. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    yeahhh

  30. CostaCoffee
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Sold Fabianski but I really don’t care because Arsenal lose and Auba blanks