Mikel Arteta will be keen to see the hosts build on their emphatic 3-0 opening-day victory over Fulham, while David Moyes will know his Hammers face a tough task in rebounding from their 2-0 defeat by Newcastle.
It feels as though something is building for the Gunners, and – by stark contract – it seems that fan unrest is beginning to brew in east London… Follow all the live updates here:
16 mins: Antonio tries to make something happen for West Ham. He takes a shot from the right side of the box but Leno goes low to stop then collect the ball.
Bowen goes down in the box after sprinting up on the counter. Gabriel runs into his back and Bowen hits the deck. He wants a penalty but he’s not getting one for that.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 20:17
12 mins: Arsenal haven’t found their flow yet, but they’re holding onto the ball. Keeping possession and probing for weaknesses in West Ham’d defence. Nothing substantial so far though.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 20:13
6 mins: West Ham win a free kick after Ceballos gives away a foul. It’ss about 25 yards out, slightly to the left of goal. Cresswell rolls it to Rice who shoots and wins a corner when the ball goes out off the wall.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 20:08
3 mins: Masuaku wins a corner for West Ham after Bellerin blocks his cross. Its sent high into the box. Rice wins the initial header and knocks it across goal, Ogbonna follows it up with a header of his own but Fabianski clings on to the ball.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 20:05
Kick off: West Ham get the match started but Arsenal win the ball in midfield, it’s played to the defence and booted long for Aubameyang to chase. He does but the ball skips through to Fabianski.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 20:02
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is targeting three points against West Ham tonight:
Michael Jones19 September 2020 19:55
West Ham manager, David Moyes, speaks about whatit’s like facing Arsenal:
Michael Jones19 September 2020 19:52
Willian makes his home debut for Arsenal at the Emirates tonight. He was a star performer for the Gunners last week, can he repeat that against West Ham?
Michael Jones19 September 2020 19:45
Reaction from Old Trafford to come but lets remind ourselves how the teams line up for Arsenal vs West Ham, kicking off in half an hour:
Arsenal XI: Leno, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Antoni
Michael Jones19 September 2020 19:30
90+6 mins: Time runs out for Manchester United, the final whistle goes and they slump to a 1-3 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.
Palace deserve the win, they were fitter, stronger and just better. They’ve got two wins from two games now and are sitting pretty near the top of the league.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 19:27