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Arsenal ARS Holding (38'), Gabriel (54')
Premier League Gameweek 35
May 1, 2022 KO: 15:30

West Ham - Arsenal

London Stadium London
Referee: Mike Dean
  38' Holding
Bowen 45'  
  54' Gabriel

Match preview

Saka fit - How Arsenal could line up against West Ham

Bukayo Saka was forced off against Manchester United due to a slight injury but should be fine to face the Hammers

Arsenal have been given a boost this week at the news that Bukayo Saka will likely be passed fit to face West Ham.

In last week's 3-1 victory against Manchester United, Saka was forced off injured with 15 minutes to go due to a slight injury.

According to Mikel Arteta, the England international should be okay to feature against the Hammers.

“Hopefully he [Saka] 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," the Arsenal manager told reporters.

That means that the only two major absentees for the Gunners will be Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey.

It is unlikely we will see either of that duo again this season.

Takehiro Tomiyasu made an appearance against Man Utd, but is on the road back from a spell out, so Cedric could start again.

Aaron Ramsdale will start behind a back four of Cedric, Ben White, Gabriel and Nuno Tavares.

Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka will continue in central midfield.

Emile Smith Rowe was withdrawn just after the hour mark against Man Utd, so we may see Gabriel Martinelli come into the attacking midfield three alongside Martin Odegaard and Saka.

Alexandre Lacazette could replace Eddie Nketiah up top.

Predicted Arsenal XI v West Ham

Match statistics

West Ham
Statistics
Arsenal
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
7
11
Draws
4
2
Losses
9
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
23
34
Goals Per Game
1.15
1.70
More > 2.5 Goals
9
11
More > 3 Goals
4
6
Scored First in a Match
9
11
Scored Both Halves
4
7
Won More > 1 Goal
2
6
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
25
22
Did Not Score
5
7
Both Teams Scored
11
9
Kept Clean Sheet
4
6
Won Without Conceding
4
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
11
15
Shots on Target
3.74
4.95
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.11
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.00
2.19
Penalties
0.00
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
15
9.95
Shots on Target Conceded
3.63
3.00
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.12
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
7.84
9.84
Yellow Cards
1.40
1.70
Red Cards
0.10
0.05

Injuries

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Suspended

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