- Arsenal travel to West Ham on Wednesday night hoping for all three points
- Hammers saw off Chelsea at weekend and will be in confident mood
- Wenger changes to 4-3-3, Wilshere and Giroud start
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Arsenal face West Ham United at the London Stadium on Wednesday night hoping to boost their top-four aspirations with a win against the Hammers.
The Gunners were held to a disappointing draw at Southampton at the weekend, and so Arsene Wenger will be desperate to get back to winning ways to ensure that they stay on pace to finish in the Champions League qualification spots.
West Ham host them fresh from defeating rivals Chelsea at home last time out and so David Moyes and his men will be in buoyant mood, but it remains to be seen whether or not they can add Arsenal as a scalp in the same week.
Wenger has opted for four changes in this one, although it starts with the formation as the back three is gone with a 4-3-3 now in place, based on the club’s official post below.
Jack Wilshere finally gets a starting berth after impressing in the Europa League this season, while fresh from his goalscoring heroics at the weekend after grabbing the all-important equaliser at Southampton, Olivier Giroud gets the nod up front instead of Alexandre Lacazette.
In turn, Wenger will hope his changes have the desired affect against West Ham, with many supporters delighted to see Wilshere back in the starting line-up in particular.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 13, 2017
— JC (@TheSwissAlonso) December 13, 2017
— Wes (@Ozileista) December 13, 2017
GIROUD AND WILSHERE ???
— khaleesi. ???? (@KhaleesiAFC) December 13, 2017
— ??? (@deefalhayk) December 13, 2017
YESSSS!!! GIROUD and WILSHERE START A PL GAME TOGETHER!!! Another wonder team goal incoming.
— Alan (@305Gunner) December 13, 2017
Wilshere and Giroud omg it really is Christmas fam
— Sam (@omfgsam) December 13, 2017
Super Jack Wilshere!!!
— P A I X (@ChuquEmeka) December 13, 2017
YES JACK RETURNS!!!!
— EC (@EamonnCanfer) December 13, 2017