Arsenal have just been given an absolutely huge boost ahead of West Ham clash with Mikel Arteta suggesting that Bukayo Saka will be ready to play.
The Hammers welcome the Gunners to the London Stadium for the 16:30 Premier League kick-off later this afternoon.
Both West Ham and Arsenal desperately need to win this game.
The Hammers can jump up to sixth spot in the table with a victory today whilst Arsenal will cement their place inside the top four with all three points.
The Gunners are in the midst of a fine run of form having beaten Chelsea away and Manchester United at home in their last two games.
The North Londoners will be wary of West Ham and Mikel Arteta will understand that his team need to be on their very best form if they are to leave East London with maximum points. It seems as though the Gunners have been handed a huge boost as well…
Arsenal handed big boost ahead of West Ham clash
Bukayo Saka limped off against Manchester United after 74 minutes of the game last week.
There were fears that he would be missing for Arsenal against West Ham tomorrow.
When speaking to reporters, Arteta suggested that Saka will be just fine though, as quoted by Football.London:
“Hopefully he will be fine. He had some issues in the final part of the game but he’s recovered well and we expect him to be available.”
Having Saka available will be a huge boost for the Gunners.
It wont be good for the Hammers though! The thought of Aaron Cresswell coming face to face with the 20-year-old Arsenal star is slightly disconcerting!
Perhaps Moyes should counter Saka’s pace by switching Ben Johnson to left-back. Who knows, perhaps Moyes will play a team full of youngsters what with the Europa League second-leg against Eintracht Frankfurt just around the corner.
We all know what the most important game out of the two is for West Ham. Having said that, beating Arsenal will still be hugely important.
A Gunners team involving Saka will undoubtedly be harder to topple, however.