Arsenal FC XI vs West Ham: line-up predicted, team news confirmed, latest injury for Premier League fixture


Iliam Saliba could be thrown straight into Arsenal’s squad for their Boxing Day clash against West Ham.

Saliba took part in the World Cup with France but played just 27 minutes at the tournament and is due to return to Arsenal on Friday.

The Gunners will then assess the centre-back and he could feature in their home game against West Ham on Monday.

“Let’s see depending on how he comes back as well,” said Mikel Arteta.

“We have the data on what he has done in training in terms of minutes. he didn’t participate much but it was a huge experience for him. When he comes back, we’ll see.

Arsenal will be permanently without Emile Smith Rowe (groin), Gabriel Jesus (knee) and Reiss Nelson (hamstring) for the game against West Ham.

Oleksandr Zinchenko had a calf problem but could come back, and it’s a similar situation with Takehiro Tomiyasu, who had a hamstring problem.

Predicted Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.

Monday 20:00 GMT, Sky Sports

Location: Emirates Stadium

Arbitrator: Michael Olivier

The Arsenal team of: Huh, Ramsdale, Turner; Cédric, Gabriel, Holding, Saliba, Tierney, Tomiyasu, White, Zinchenko; Elneny, Lokonga, Odegaard, Partey, Saka, Vieira, Xhaka; Martinelli, Marquinhos and Nketiah.

Hurt: Jesus (knee), Nelson (hamstrings) Smith Rowe (groin)

Doubts: Tomiyasu (hamstrings), Zinchenko (calf)

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