Possible Arsenal Starting Line-Up Against West Ham
The Gunners drew their last match against Chelsea at home and are now second in the league behind Liverpool. Arsene Wenger hinted that some of his players need rest in the busy festive period and hence expect few changes today.
Jack Wilshere will still be unavailable due to suspension, while Mikel Arteta with a swollen ankle is a doubt for this tie. Laurent Koscielny missed the last match with a knee problem and in all probability will not be risked.
Defence: Wenger has rarely changed his back four, unless there is any major injury and expect the same four to start that featured against Chelsea.
Midfield: In the middle, expect Flamini to partner Aaron Ramsey, should Arteta miss this tie. Wenger admitted that Mesut Ozil needs some rest and the German could be rested today.
Forward: Santi Cazorla should come into the side along with Lukas Podoslki, while Olivier Giroud will continue as a lone striker.
Prediction: 1-3; Arsenal have won their last six matches against West Ham and should win this tie comfortably.