West Ham can move within touching distance of the Premier Leeague top four with victory over Arsenal at the London Stadium this afternoon.
The fifth-placed Hammers are just three points behind Chelsea in fourth having played a game fewer and only goal difference would separate the London sides if they can beat another in today’s London derby.
Arsenal, meanwhile, now have their attentions fully-focused on the Europa League, having reached the quarter-finals of that competition despite a second-leg defeat against Olympiacos on Thursday night.
The Gunners were handed what looks a favourable route to the final in that competition in Friday’s draw and it now looks easily their best chance of securing European qualification for next season, with Mikel Arteta’s side still only tenth in the Premier League following last weekend’s north London derby win over Tottenham.
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Arsenal team news
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is available after being passed fit following a hamstring injury.
Willian (calf) also missed Thursday’s Europa League loss to Olympiacos and could again be sidelined.
Arsenal provisional squad: Leno, Ryan, Bellerin, Chambers, Gabriel, Luiz, Mari, Cedric, Ceballos, Elneny, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah, Martinelli, Balogun.
West Ham team news
West Ham will welcome back Jesse Lingard, who was this week named in the England squad, after being unable to face parent club Manchester United last weekend.
Pablo Fornals could miss out again while Angelo Ogbonna, Arthur Masuaku and Andriy Yarmolenko are still recovering from injuries.
West Ham provisional squad: Fabianski, Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Benrahma, Antonio, Lingard, Martin, Fredericks, Balbuena, Johnson, Alves, Noble, Lanzini, Odubeko, Trott.
How to watch
TV channel: Today’s match will be televised on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of West Ham vs Arsenal from the London Stadium.
We’ll have all the team news and build-up ahead of a 1:30pm kick-off…