West Ham United boss David Moyes will revise his starting line-up for the trip to Arsenal on Saturday.
West Ham lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a fine 3-1 win over Southampton last time out.
But they only remain there on goal difference after Watford’s shock win over Liverpool and Bournemouth’s draw with Chelsea.
It is sorcerer vs apprentice as David Moyes locks horns with his trusted former captain Mikel Arteta at the Emirates.
Hammers have 10 games to get 12 points
West Ham have 10 games to get the four wins – or three and three draws – needed to secure safety.
Arsenal are not the force they once were. But they still have top class players who can hurt the Hammers.
Moyes faces something of a dilemma for the London derby after the revealing influential midfielder Tomas Soucek is back fit.
Moyes stunned West Ham fans with the revelation in his pre-match press conference (whufc.com).
Now he must decided whether he lives by the old football adage ‘never change a winning team’ or freshen things up by drafting Soucek into the side?
Moyes to bring Soucek in for Noble?
The Scot was heavily criticised for his negative approach to matches such as Manchester City away and Liverpool at home.
So West Ham fans will hope he has learned that being positive and taking the game to the opposition is the way forward.
The front four of Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals on the wings and Michail Antonio alongside Sebastien Haller up top worked wonders last time out.
So Moyes looks set to revise his line-up and bring Soucek in to replace Noble in the heart of midfield.
Despite a superb team performance against the Saints, Noble stood out as vulnerable, particularly in the two-man midfield unit.
Relegation battle takes to the road
A win for West Ham over the Gunners could lift them up a place to 15th, within striking distance of Newcastle in 14th.
The relegation battle goes on the road this weekend.
All seven teams involved face tough away games.
The Hammers are at the Emirates while Bournemouth go to Liverpool, Watford to Palace, Brighton to Wolves and Aston Villa to Leicester.
Newcastle and Norwich also face tough trips to Southampton and Sheffield United respectively.
Revised predicted West Ham starting XI to face Arsenal:
Fabianski, Ngakia, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio, Haller.
West Ham’s run-in:
Man United (A)
Aston Villa (H)