West Ham United face a daunting trip to London rivals Arsenal on Saturday night.

‘Next week’ David Moyes finally delivers some positive transfer news

The Hammers and Gunners could not have had more contrasting starts to the new season.

West Ham put in a dismal performance in a 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle while Arsenal battered Fulham 3-0.

There are still no new arrivals for West Ham boss David Moyes to work with.

Meanwhile Arsenal’s new boys have made an instant impact for Mikel Arteta and the north Londoners are also celebrating deadly striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing a new deal.

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Moyes desperate for signings after dismal start

Moyes is desperate to sign defenders and possibly a midfielder (whufc.com). Particularly with the horrendous run of fixtures West Ham face over the next two months.

But he will have to make do with what he’s got for the trip to the Emirates.

The one positive for Moyes so far this season was a decent performance in a 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Charlton in midweek.

 

A number of players have played their way into contention as a result.

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Three big changes for West Ham after cup win?

And Moyes looks set to make three big changes to his side to face Arsenal.

Arthur Masuaku will come in for the continually poor Aaron Cresswell after a fine display against Charlton.

Many West Ham fans will be sceptical he is the answer, though, as there will be a big difference between League One opposition and Champions League hopefuls.

Captain Mark Noble has a toe injury.

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Haller up top, Anderson no.10 and Antonio out left?

But he turned in a very poor performance against Newcastle and his status as a guaranteed starter is looking increasingly fragile.

Felipe Anderson will come into the side to replace him to give West Ham more pace and ability in the number 10 role.

And Sebastien Haller will come into the side in place of Pablo Fornals – who has struggled – with Michail Antonio pushed out to the left.

Predicted West Ham starting XI vs Arsenal:

Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Anderson, Bowen, Antonio, Haller.

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