Read the latest 2022 Qatar World Cup news here.

Predicted line-up: David Moyes to make three changes to West Ham side for Arsenal including one big surprise
Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images

Predicted line-up: David Moyes to make three changes to West Ham side for Arsenal including one big surprise

West Ham United take on Arsenal in what is a huge game for their European ambitions.

Arsenal star may inadvertently push linked striker to West Ham

West Ham take on Mikel Arteta’s improving Arsenal in what has become a huge game in the race for Europe.

West Ham can go level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea with a victory over the Gunners.

And David Moyes’s side could put a five and six point gap between them and the chasing pack depending on results elsewhere.

Photo by David Price Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Hammers boosted by Lingard and Gunners get Saka lift

A win for Arsenal at the London Stadium could also reignite their European ambitions.

West Ham will be boosted by the return of Jesse Lingard for the clash but Pablo Fornals looks set to miss out.

Arsenal meanwhile have been boosted by the availability of brilliant young star Bukayo Saka after a hamstring scare.

Some West Ham fans were not happy with Moyes’s tactics in the defeat to Man United last time out.

But there will be no complaints this week as the Scot reverts to a four at the back system and an altogether more attacking line-up.

Photo by Shaun Botterill Getty Images

Moyes set to revert to back four and make three changes for Arsenal, including one big surprise

Moyes looks set to make three changes to the team that started at Old Trafford, one of them a big surprise.

Lingard will come back in to replace Mark Noble.

Said Benrahma will get the nod to start in place of Ben Johnson.

But the big surprise will be the inclusion of the returning Ryan Fredericks out on the right instead of Jarrod Bowen.

The line-up is the same as the one Moyes deployed in the excellent win over Aston Villa in Lingard’s first match – bar the absent Angelo Ogbonna.

Photo by Catherine Ivill Getty Images

Fredericks pace key as Moyes doubles up on Saka like he did Grealish while Benrahma gets big chance to shine

It comes as Fredericks returned to full training and was spotted playing a more advanced role in footage from a training match at the London Stadium posted by West Ham’s media team.

Fredericks’s pace will be key to helping Vladimir Coufal cope with and double up on Saka, much like the duo did so successfully against Jack Grealish.

Bowen has been out of sorts since a bout of illness knocked him off his stride.

And he will be used as an impact sub instead.

It is a big chance for Benrahma to prove himself. Moyes has taken a hardline approach to the Algerian since his arrival from Brentford.

And the Scot has urged the £25m man to stop trying to force things in search of his first West Ham goal.

Predicted West Ham starting XI to face Arsenal:

Fabianski, Cresswell, Diop, Dawson, Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Benrahma, Lingard, Fredericks, Antonio.

Berbatov predicts comfortable winner when West Ham take on Arsenal and backs top four push