The north London club play host to the Hammers at the Emirates in the Premier League on Tuesday night and this is the starting XI we expect head coach Arsene Wenger to go with …
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GK: Wojciech Szczesny
The Poland international is expected to return in goal against the east London side, despite his compatriot Lukasz Fabianski’s heroics from the penalty spot in Saturday’s dramatic win over Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium.
RB: Bacary Sagna
The Gunners’ Mr. Reliable, with the France international having been one of the north Londoners’ most consistent performers so far in this campaign on the right-hand side of their back four as doubts continue about the right back’s future at the Emirates next season.
CB: Per Mertesacker
The lanky German central defender came to his side’s rescue on Saturday with a crucial equalising header with just eight minutes left to play at Wembley after it was his foul that has led to the Latics taking the lead from the penalty spot.
CB: Laurent Koscielny
The hugely underrated French centre back is expected to return from injury against the Hammers, which will come as a huge relief to the north London club as they look to finish the campaign with the five straight Premier League wins they probably need to finish in the top four.
LB: Kieran Gibbs
The England international came on to replace the injured Nacho Monreal against the Latics on the weekend, and with the Spaniard set to be absent against West Ham, the youngster will keep his place at left for this contest at the Emirates.