West Ham attackers Marko Arnautovic and Andriy Yarmolenko should both be fit to face Brighton and Hove Albion, Football.London reports.

Arnautovic and Yarmolenko both picked up knocks against Manchester United but should be fit.

West Ham travel to Brighton this weekend for their next Premier League game. And it looks like there will be a double fitness boost.

After both players were substituted against Man United, there were doubts over whether they would recover in time.

But both have only picked up knocks and are likely to be named in the side to take on Chris Hughton’s Brighton.

Marko Arnautovic

Top scorer Marko Arnautovic’s fitness will be a major boost for West Ham. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Arnautovic limped off against Everton shortly after scoring West Ham’s third. Consequently, he was ruled out of the following game against Chelsea.

But he made his return against Manchester United, scoring the third in a 3-1 win.


The Austrian international has been playing through the pain barrier but should be declared fit to face Brighton.

Andriy Yarmolenko

Andriy Yarmolenko has played a key role in West Ham’s revival. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Yarmolenko started his first game of the season against Everton, scoring a brace.

He then impressed against Chelsea and claimed a goal against Manchester United (although an own goal was given).

The Ukraine international was substituted in the second half against the Red Devils but should be fit to face the Seagulls.

Other injury news

Long-term absentees Andy Carroll, Winston Reid, Jack Wilshere and Manuel Lanzini remain sidelined.

Meanwhile, Carlos Sanchez joins the injury list. He was injured against Macclesfield Town, although the extent is unknown.

Other than that, Manuel Pellegrini should have a full squad to select his starting line-up from.

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