West Ham vs Arsenal LIVE: Zinchenko NOT in squad as Gunners aim to keep up title charge against Hammers – stream, TV | The Sun

ARSENAL take on West Ham today in a big London derby – but Oleksandr Zinchenko is NOT in the squad.

The Gunners are three points clear of Manchester City and a win today would give them some breathing space ahead of their huge clash in two weeks.

But Zinchenko isn't in the squad because of a tight groin.

  • Start time: 2pm BST
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Premier League
  • West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Kehrer, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Paqueta, Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma
  • Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Xhaka, Martinelli; Jesus


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When is West Ham vs Arsenal?

  • West Ham's Premier League London derby against Arsenal will take place on today.
  • It is scheduled to get underway at 2pm UK time.
  • London Stadium in East London is the allocated arena for this match and it can host approximately 66,000 fans.
  • The Gunners came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 in the reverse fixture.

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What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • West Ham vs Arsenal will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.
  • Coverage is set to commence from 1pm UK time – a whole hour before kick-off on Sky Sports Premier League while there is no pre-match coverage on Sky Sports Main Event.
  • Subscription members of NOW TV can stream the entire action live.
  • Alternatively, SunSport will have coverage of the game through our live blog which includes build-up and post-match reaction.
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    Gabriel Jesus speaks pre-match:

    Gabriel Jesus has been crucial for Arsenal this season, and often decides games with moments of magic after signing from Manchester City last summer.

    He spoke to Football Daily before the game today:

    "This is the best part of the season, the part we have to love, we have to play with a big smile because now is the deciding games

    "When you go there and you realise if you are fighting or not for the title, and we are here, we arrive at this point, still top of the league and fighting with a very good team

    "Obviously we want to win every game, because in this way we can achieve our goals and win the title"

    Gabriel Jesus has been back among the goals since his return from injuryCredit: Getty
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    Zinchenko out with injury

    The Arsenal starting XI is pretty close to full strength, aside from injuries to William Saliba and now Oleksandr Zinchenko.

    The Ukrainian is not named in the starting XI vs West Ham today, and it has been reported he has a groin injury by The Athletic:

    Zinchenko to miss Arsenal’s game vs West Ham this afternoon after picking up groin issue against Liverpool.

    Not thought to be serious but club choosing to protect him.

    Arsenal also still without Saliba at the back.

    Jordan CampbellThe Athletic

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    Arsenal starting XI

    This is how Arsenal line up as they seek to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to six points…

    Arsenal's starting XI as they take on West Ham away from home
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    West Ham starting XI

    This is how West Ham line up as they look to put a bump in the road of Arsenal's title challenge…

    West Ham's starting eleven vs Arsenal
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    What are the odds?

    It's fair to say that most people are expecting Arsenal to win this one, even though they are away from home.

    Here is what the odds are looking like ahead of a crunch clash at both ends of the table.

    • West Ham – 9/2
    • Draw – 16/5
    • Arsenal – 6/10

    These odds are correct as of the time of publication according to Betfair.

    No room for error

    It is safe to say there is no room for error in this one.

    West Ham are flirting dangerously with the drop zone, and currently sit just three points out of reach from the teams in there.

    As for Arsenal, they are three points above Manchester City at the moment before the two title challengers face off in just 10 days.

    If Arsenal are to slip up today, then Manchester City will reach the Premier League summit with a win on April 26th.

    Welcome to West Ham vs Arsenal!

    Hello and welcome to West Ham vs Arsenal in the Premier League!

    It's a massive day in the title race as Mikel Arteta's side aim to extend their lead at the summit of the Premier League table before they take on Manchester City.

    They will take a six point lead if they are to win this one, with Manchester City hot on their tails and a game in hand.

    The last time the two sides met however, it was West Ham who took the lead through a Said Benrahma penalty, before The Gunners scored three goals in 16 minutes to take a 3-1 win home with them.

    Both teams have it all to play for, with The Hammers fighting to stay in the Premier League and Arsenal fighting to win it.

    You're in for a cracker whichever way I spin it, so kick back with a cold one and enjoy the action – we've got you covered.

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