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ARSENAL VS WEST HAM

Published:Friday | March 13, 2015 | 12:00 AM

ARSENAL (4-1-4-1)

OSPINA, CHAMBERS, KOSCIELNY,

MERTESACKER,

MONREAL, COQUELIN, WALCOTT, CAZORLA, OZIL, SANCHEZ, GIROUD

WEST HAM (4-2-3-1)

SAKHO, VALENCIA, NOBLE, DOWNING, KOUYATE, SONG, RESSWELL, TOMKINS, COLLINS, REID, ADRIAN

FA Cup holders Arsenal are still in this year's competition after securing a Wembley FA Cup semi-final place against either Bradford City or Reading with an impressive 2-1 win at Manchester United last Monday.

The Gunners are also thriving in the Barclays Premier League, winning seven of their last eight games with an impressive 21 points from a possible 24.

That has left Arsene Wenger's men in third place with 54 points, nine behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

They face a West Ham side that has dropped to 10th in the table and currently enduring their worst run of the season with six games without a win and winning just three points from a possible 18.

When these teams met in their last game of 2014, the Gunners won 2-1 by inflicting the first home defeat on West Ham since August.

Former Gunner Alex Song had a goal disallowed for the Hammers while a Santi Cazorla penalty and Danny Welbeck goal came before Cheiklou Kouyate header followed.

That was Arsenal's eighth straight league win over West Ham and extended their unbeaten run against the Eastenders to 13 games. West Ham last beat Arsenal in February 2006 at the Emirates Stadium, and one of only four wins in 33 Premier League clashes against them. Overall, in 33 meetings, Arsenal have won 23 and drawn four.