Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is facing some big decisions on his starting XI to face West Ham this weekend at the London Stadium. The team is in high spirits after a recent 3-1 victory over Liverpool, and Arteta will be aiming for revenge against West Ham after they ended Arsenal’s title challenge last season and defeated his side away in December. In goal, David Raya is expected to continue after a strong performance against Liverpool. The defense lineup is likely to include Ben White, William Saliba, and Gabriel, with a decision to be made at left-back due to a slight doubt over Oleksandr Zinchenko’s availability.
Takehiro Tomiyasu could step in if needed. In midfield, Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard, and Jorginho are expected to play key roles after a strong performance against Liverpool. Up top, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli are likely starters, and Arteta faces a dilemma in choosing between Kai Havertz and Gabriel Jesus, taking into account upcoming Champions League fixtures. Arteta will need to carefully consider the lineup, especially in defense and the striking position, in order to tackle the challenges posed by West Ham and maintain the team’s momentum.