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West Ham v Arsenal: Matchday 17 Live Thread

Can we make it two great back to back wins over rivals?

West Ham United v Arsenal - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

With a beautiful background look at the London Stadium, West Ham United hope they can secure back to back massive London derby home wins, when they welcome Arsenal Wednesday night.

It what could prove to be the turning point result of their season, David Moyes’ new side will hope their terrific 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Saturday would be the thing that starts their ascent up the table. A win against the Gunners would prove that as a desire possibly feasible and not just a one-off fine result.

And with the success against the reigning champions, the Hammers will face off against another crosstown bitter foe with the same starting XI as they have had this weekend. Adrian keeps Joe Hart on the bench, and the left side combination of Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku are featured again. Out for West Ham are Edimilson Fernandes, Cheikhou Kouyate and James Collins, but Michail Antonio avoids another injury and is the line leader again.

Meanwhile for Arsenal, they will want a better performance after salvaging a draw late at Southampton on Sunday. Olivier Giroud scored that tying goal against the Saints, and Arsene Wenger has rewarded him with the star ahead of his French buddy Alexander Lacazette. Also getting a notable start is Jack Wilshere, who seems to be retuning back to his once much hyped form.

With Crystal Palace and Swansea City stepping up their performances of late, the Hammers are in no position to rest on their laurels of Saturday’s performance. We shall see if they can continue on from Saturday vs another formidable London rival in this one.