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However, in extreme duel against the "Manchester City" "Gunners" have shown a good game, earning one point.

It's been a hard season for West Ham, the move to the London Stadium hasn't been completely successful and Dimitri Payet forcing a move to Marseille caused more uncertainty.

It now appears that qualifying for the Champions League by finishing in the top four is not a prerequisite for either Wenger or the Arsenal board. "80% of the time you are focused on the next game, or three or four games, and then what you need for next season", Bilic said as quoted by SkySports.

"West Ham" is coming to the London derby with four in a row to lose the match in liabilities.

"They have their problems otherwise there wouldn't be issues now".

Arsenal are without a win in their last six games, their last victory was on February 11. Defender Per Mertesacker and midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey return from injury layoff and could feature against West Ham.


Asked if losing Payet was a big reason behind West Ham's current woes, Jurcevic disagreed: "No, because without Payet we beat Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Southampton". Antonio is back. Mikey is available for tomorrow night and we'll decide today if he's going to start.

West Ham made real efforts to sign a notable centre forward last summer and are also expected to be in the market for a new number nine in the next window. It's nice to hear it, but I know I have the confidence of the Board.

So No.3 keeper Emiliano Martinez is in line to start at the Emirates.

West Ham will have a tough time against Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil.

A spokesperson from Arsenal told Sky Sports News that they were unsure whether an official captain was on the pitch in the second half but Theo Walcott was the senior player on the pitch.

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