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West Ham v Arsenal Team News

9th December 2019, 10:16 by Tom McGarry

Both West Ham and Arsenal have been short of wins over recent weeks as they prepare to meet at the London Stadium on Monday night.

West Ham have only won one of their last 10 games across all competitions and that has led to speculation regarding the future of boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Michail Antonio played a starring role in the Hammers sole victory during that won – the 1-0 win at Chelsea – but he missed the subsequent defeat at Wolves as he continues to ease his way back to full fitness following three months on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.

The versatile forward is, however, hopeful of playing at least some part in Monday night’s match.

“I played 75 minutes last Saturday, which was the most I played all season, including pre-season, so coming back from three months out injured it was just a bit too much for my body,” Antonio confirmed.

“I felt a little tweak in my groin, but it’s feeling good now and hopefully I’ll be ready for Monday.”

Jack Wilshere could also return from a groin problem to face his former club, but goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (torn hip muscle) and attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini (fractured collarbone) remain sidelined.

Arsenal are also on a poor run of form, as they have failed to win any of their last nine games and only a victory on Monday will move them back into the top half of the standings.

The Gunners are currently 10 points behind fourth-place Chelsea, but interim boss Freddie Ljungberg, who has taken just one point from his two matches at the helm, is confident his side can still finish in the Champions League places.

Midfielder Dani Ceballos is Arsenal’s only confirmed absentee, as he is expected to be on the sidelines for another week because of a hamstring problem.

Rob Holding is in line to return, however, with the defender having missed the last three games due to a slight knee problem.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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