Arsenal are set to host West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday in an encounter that will see both sides battle for all three points for inverse reasons.
Gunners will be playing for all three points in an attempt to make a claim for spot in Europe next season while West Ham come into this needing the points to stay further away from the relegation zone.
The Hammers sit out of the drop zone on goal difference with 27 points while Arsenal are five points off fifth-placed Manchester United.
Arsenal won the reverse fixture by three goals to one at the London Stadium, with second-half goals Gabriel Martineli, Nicholas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cancelling out Angelo Ogbonna’s first half strike.
The 3-1 win over Southampton saw West Ham record their first win in the Premier League since the New Year’s Day victory while Arsenal are looking to make it three wins in their last three Premier League games.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 15:00 (GMT)
Arsenal have won eight of their last nine home Premier League games against West Ham, losing the other on the opening day of 2015-16 season.
West Ham have won just two of their last 23 Premier League games against Arsenal (D4 L17) since a three game winning run against the Gunners between February 2006 and April 2007.
Arsenal have won none of their last four home London derbies in the Premier League (D2 L2), losing the last one against Chelsea. They haven’t lost back-to-back home derbies since February 2006, where they lost to Chelsea and West Ham.
Lucas Torreira joined Sead Kolasinac, Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers in the treatment room having suffered a fractured ankle, with Kieran Tierny ready to feature for the Gunners once again.
Ryan Fredericks, Andriy Yarmolenko and Tomas Soucek are likely to miss the encounter together with ex-Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. Jarrod Bowen is also set to keep his place in the team.
POSSIBLE STARTING LINEUPS
Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Mari, Mustafi, Saka; Xhaka, Ceballos, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette
West Ham: Fabianski; Ngakia, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Noble, Bowen, Fornals, Anderson; Antonio
Arsenal 2-2 West Ham United