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Arsenal vs West Ham United LIVE: Where can I watch it, what time is it, kick off, team news, odds

All the action from the Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium

Daniel Orme
Sunday 22 April 2018 14:16
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Arsenal will be looking to recover from their shock defeat to Newcastle United this weekend as they host West Ham United.

The Gunners went ahead against the Magpies through Alexandre Lacazette but goals from Ayoze Perez and Matt Ritchie flipped the game on its head, leaving the Gunners all-but consigned to Europa League football.

Meanwhile, David Moyes’ Hammers will be aiming to build on their late draw with Stoke City on Monday evening in their fight for survival.

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What time is it?

The game kicks off on Sunday at 1:30pm.

Where can I watch it?

It will be live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.

It’s a big game for…

Arsene Wenger. The Gunners have been disappointing this season and the Frenchman has earned particular criticism.

A win against West Ham is vital, especially with Burnley breathing down Arsenal’s neck in seventh. If they lose this game, his time at the Emirates may well and truly be over.

Best stat…

Arsenal have dropped 14 points from winning positions away from home in the Premier League this season – the most in the entire league. West Ham have dropped 11.

Player to watch…

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon striker has been in excellent form since arriving at the Emirates. He has had a hand in eight goals in his opening eight games with six strikes and two assists.

Form guide…

Arsenal: WWWWDL

West Ham: LLLWDD

Odds…

Arsenal: 4/7

West Ham: 21/4

Draw: 19/5

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Hello and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Arsene Wenger's penultimate home Premier League game as Arsenal manager.

West Ham are the visitors to the Emirates today.

Stay will us for all the latest action and updates throughout the day.

Jack Austin22 April 2018 12:08
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Merci Arsene

What else would be on the front cover of this afternoon's programme? 

In his notes Per Mertesacker says on Arsene Wenger: ""We want to send him off as he deserves: with a cup. We have a chance, a possible final and we want to give him the farewell that's due to him.

"It's our duty. He deserves that so much. He's a legend here."

Jack Watson22 April 2018 12:27
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Team News

Jack Watson22 April 2018 12:31
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Team News

There's no Petr Cech in the squad due to injury, which means David Ospina starts just his third Premier League match this season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is curiously on the bench, so Alexandre Lacazette and Danny Welbeck start up front together ahead of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday.

Mesut Ozil is ill and Jack Wilshere is injured.

Jack Watson22 April 2018 12:35
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Team News

David Moyes names an unchanged side from the team that snatched a late draw against Stoke on Monday night.

Despite his heroics, Andy Carroll remains on the bench, along with Javier Hernandez. Marco Arnautovic continues to lead the Hammers attack.

Jack Watson22 April 2018 12:37
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Quick appointment

So with Arsene Wenger's future decided it's time to consider who could be replacing him. On Sky Sports Gary Neville reveals he thinks we'll find out who is next very soon. "I would expect next week for their to be an appointment in place. There's got to be clarity."

Luis Enrique is a leading contender to take over and has already been contacted by Arsenal.

Jack Watson22 April 2018 12:42
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Wenger calls for support

Arsene Wenger tells Sky Sports that he's made good foundations for the next manager but refused to delve into the details following his resignation, dodging questions about why he's leaving with a year left on his contract.

"I dedicated my whole life to making this club a solid club with strong foundations. I wanted to leave the club for a guy to come in and find a solid club.

"I will focus on the game, my life is to win football games. I hope that the team will deal with positive emotions. I would like the team to be supported."

Jack Watson22 April 2018 12:46
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There's some really, really good lines in here. The departing Arsenal manager has said some very memorable things over the years.

Jack Watson22 April 2018 12:50
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Thierry Henry reveals his stance on the Arsenal job

When asked on Sky Sports where he's ruling himself in or out of the vacant Arsenal job he said: "I'm not in or out, I'm nowhere."

Jack Watson22 April 2018 12:54
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Moyes backs fans to support Wenger

The timing of Arsene Wenger's resignation announcement is perhaps to try and get the fans behind the team, following spells of decreased attendances at the Emirates.

David Moyes is backing the Arsenal supporters to start getting behind their manager again, after a wave of heavy criticism came from the fans.

"A lot of people are now talking very positively about Arsene Wenger, when there were people who didn't before," said Hammers boss Moyes.

"People in the know understand what he has done and the level of football he has produced. Given all that positivity I am sure their players will be up for it."

"I am not so sure all Arsenal fans were 100 per cent behind the manager, but I'm sure they appreciate that he has given the best of his ability over 22 years.

"It changes everything. It may have changed the tone of a game in that you go there and try to keep everybody quiet. But now everybody will probably go there to show their appreciation of what he has done."

Jack Watson22 April 2018 12:59

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