It’s been a brilliant week for Arsenal off the back of a wonderful summer following the Premier League’s restart.

Mikel Arteta is looking to keep that momentum up on the pitch, while also hoping to shift attention to the transfer market for one final push to add extra quality.

West Ham, meanwhile, got off to the worst possible start with defeat to Newcastle, and the atmosphere surrounding the club continues to simmer.

David Moyes will be conscious of the pressure spiralling, so the Gunners will likely have to lean on their creativity to break down a resilient Hammers outfit.

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s game:

Alexandre Lacazette scores the first goal of the new season against Fulham at Craven Cottage
Alexandre Lacazette scores the first goal of the new season against Fulham at Craven Cottage(Getty Images)

The fixture will kick-off at 8pm BST at the Emirates.

The match will air live on Sky Sports Main Event, and subscribers can also stream the game in real time on the Sky Sports App and website. Coverage begins at 7:45pm following Manchester United vs Crystal Palace.

David Luiz is back in contention after a neck injury, while Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos remain out injured.

Jack Wilshere is nursing an ankle injury and remains a doubt. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signed his new contract this week(Getty)

Arsenal: Leno, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang

West Ham: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Noble, Fornals, Antonio

How can you go anywhere other than Arsenal here? The Gunners are flying, with competition for places, and a real buzz around the club should see them through here. That said this is the sort of game where the Hammers can thrive, without the pressure and the opportunity to sit back and counter, so we’ll look for the hosts to break through in the second half after some stubbornness from the visitors. 3-1 Arsenal.



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