David Moyes provided an injury update when speaking to reporters yesterday ahead of the Arsenal vs West Ham clash this evening.
Arsenal play host to the Hammers at the Emirates in the 8pm Premier League kick-off tonight.
Both West Ham and the Gunners are in desperate need of all three points.
West Ham can move four points clear of fifth placed Manchester United with a win against Arsenal whilst the north London outfit can jump above us into fourth place with three points.
There are so many games coming thick and fast at the moment. So David Moyes and Mikel Arteta will undoubtedly have players who aren’t quite at their best physically.
Moyes has worked wonders at the London Stadium. So much so that nobody would be shocked if we beat Arsenal at the Emirates tonight.
Arsenal vs West Ham injury news
Moyes spoke to reporters yesterday afternoon.
The Hammers boss responded when asked to provide an update on the current injury situation at the London Stadium, as quoted by Football.London:
“I think we’ve got people who’ve got injuries. We’re hoping Cressy’s got a chance and we’re pushing hard for him to be ready for the game. At the moment we have no Covid in the camp but we don’t feel that we’re any different to any other football club in that it could happen to us as well but at this present time we are clear. We returned from Burnley and like every other club we have three games in six days and it’s a real tough shift to turn out the same players and have everyone fit, it is not easy.”
Hopefully the players Moyes says have injuries are the ones we already know about.
Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma are both out with long-term injuries whilst Aaron Cresswell hasn’t played since our clash with Manchester City last month.
With any luck, Cresswell we be back for our game against Arsenal tonight. We have really missed the 32-year-old over the last few games, not just defensively but from an attacking perspective as well.
Cresswell’s set-pieces are up there with the very best in world football. And having him whipping in set-pieces tonight will be a huge boost with our strengths from corners and free-kicks.
Aside from Aaron, we have to keep our fingers crossed that the hectic festive period has not claimed any more victims.
We’re more than good enough to beat Arsenal tonight. Let’s just hope that the boys turn up and put in a performance.