Arsene Wenger springs surprise with 4 Arsenal changes vs West Ham

Arsenal’s starting lineup for their clash with West Ham United this evening has been announced, with manager Arsene Wenger opting for 4 changes from the side that drew with Southampton at the weekend.

Matchup

The two sides are set to go head to head at the Olympic Stadium tonight, with visitors Arsenal heading into proceedings on the back of a concerning showing at St. Mary’s on Sunday, culminating in a 1-1 draw.

The Gunners, despite holding the vast majority of possession, looked lacklustre in the final third, while yet another defensive mistake once again proved costly in allowing the Saints their only goal of the day.

West Ham, meanwhile, will no doubt be full of confidence ahead of this evening’s clash, having dispatched of London rivals Chelsea at the weekend in hugely impressive fashion.

Teams

The lineups for tonight were announced a short time ago, with David Moyes unsurprisingly sticking with the same side that looked so solid versus champions Chelsea on Saturday:

Arsene Wenger, however, has proven that he was far from impressed with his side’s latest performance by introducing a quartet of new names to Arsenal’s starting XI.

Gunners fans will no doubt be overjoyed to see the inclusion of Jack Wilshere, who has been in excellent form in limited time on the pitch to this point in the campaign, while Olivier Giroud is rewarded for yet another crucial goal at the weekend with a nod from the start.

Elsewhere, Ainsley Maitland-Niles gets a surprise start at left-back, while Alex Iwobi steps into the Gunners’ midfield.

Dropping out from the weekend are Per Mertesacker, Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette.

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