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Duo face late fitness tests

11th January 2019, 10:47 by Nick Harris

Manuel Pellegrini will hand late fitness tests to West Ham strikers Chicharito and Marko Arnautovic ahead of the clash with Arsenal.

The pair are both close to fitness but have picked up knocks and will face late tests before the boss picks his side for the London derby with the Gunners, Arnautovic is the more likely to play.

West Ham have a long list of injury worries and Winston Reid, Manuel Lanzini, Carlos Sanchez, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks, Fabian Balbuena and Jack Wilshere will all miss out.

New signing Samir Nasri played an hour in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham, but is likely to start on the bench against his former side.

The Hammers go into the match with a poor record against their north London rivals and have won just one of their last 12 meetings with the Gunners.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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