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Moyes: Undecided on Hart or Adrian to start vs Arsenal; Obiang could return this season

Ahead of the final London Derby of the season for WHUFC

West Ham United manager David Moyes is undecided on who will start in goal for his side against Arsenal on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.

In his weekly pre-match press conference on Friday, Moyes defended Joe Hart after his blunder lead to Peter Crouch’s goal for Stoke City last Monday, but wasn’t sure if he would select the England keeper over Adrian.

For yet another match, James Collins will be a short term injury lost with Winston Reid and Michail Antonio long gone for the rest of the season. But one notable midfielder is no longer on that permanent injury list.

“Pedro Obiang is making really good progress and there’s a chance he could make it back before the end of the season,” Moyes said. “He’s doing that well.”

Without a doubt, Moyes was asked his thoughts about Arsene Wenger after the announcement of him stepping down from his historic 22 year-tenure at the club.

“I think he’s been a great competitor, he’s been a terrific manager,” the Scottish manager said. “And over the years, he’s one of the best managers to grace the Premier League. He is a proper football man. He lives and breathe it. I got to know him a little bit during the Euros and different functions. He’s worked real hard to attain what he has done.”

“I probably wish it hadn’t been announced for this weekend, that’s for sure.”

Moyes also, as expected, would not talk about his future with West Ham until the season’s conclusion.

“We have to make sure we’re a Premier League team. I’m not going to have any discussions before then, me or the chairmen. We speak regularly, but we’re more than happy to talk about it at the end of the season. I’m not going to have any discussions from now until then.”

“I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s been good, I’ve enjoyed it.”