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West Ham: Bukayo Saka declared fit for Arsenal visit

West Ham United will face an Arsenal side with forward Bukayo Saka in the Premier League this afternoon after the 20-year-old was declared fit by Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

What’s the latest?

As quoted by Football London, the Spaniard said: “Hopefully he [Saka] will be fine. He had some issues in the final part of the game but he’s recovered well and we expect him to be available.”

The Englishman had Arsenal fans worried last weekend when the winger was taken off the pitch in the north London outfit’s 3-1 win over Manchester United and was seen limping post-match.

However, it seems as though it was just a scare and David Moyes’ side will be facing a Gunners side with Saka in it.

Bad news for Moyes

The Hammers are very likely to make wholesale changes once again this afternoon after Moyes juggled around his squad last weekend in the narrow defeat to Chelsea with Europa League commitments the priority.

It was a solid display at Stamford Bridge with the Scotsman deploying a 3-4-2-1 formation in west London, with the Irons steely until the final minutes when Craig Dawson saw a straight red card and Christian Pulisic scored the winning goal in the final minute of normal time.

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The 59-year-old will want to see the same sort of solidity today, particularly given the fact that it’s a home match.

After Arsenal, West Ham will look to sensationally overturn a 2-1 aggregate deficit against Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany to reach the Europa League final.

However, a victory today would see the Irons climb up to sixth place and leapfrog Manchester United on goal difference.

That will be a tall task though against an Arsenal side looking to consolidate their place in the top four with a third consecutive league win.

Moreover, Saka’s presence will certainly prove a handful for the east London outfit, with the 20-year-old scoring 12 goals and registering five assists in 38 appearances across all competitions.

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Two of those goals have come in the last two matches as well, albeit from the penalty spot.

Furthermore, the Englishman has been Arsenal’s best player this season, with an average match rating of 7.08/10. 

With the forward potent in front of goal, his availability today certainly isn’t good news for Moyes and co.

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