West Ham United vs. Arsenal EFL Cup – Preview, Prediction, Team news, Lineups

West Ham United and Arsenal are set to face off in an eagerly anticipated EFL Cup fourth-round tie. Both teams secured 1-0 victories in the previous round, and now they will battle it out for a spot in the quarter-finals.

Match Preview

West Ham’s hopes of adding domestic silverware to their Europa Conference League triumph from last season hang by a thread.

Despite their impressive start to the campaign, they have suffered four consecutive winless games, including a 1-0 home loss to Everton.

Their defense has also struggled, failing to keep a clean sheet in their last five matches.

Meanwhile, Arsenal has been on an unbeaten run since the start of the Premier League season.

They showcased their attacking prowess in a 5-0 demolition of Sheffield United, with Eddie Nketiah scoring a hat-trick.

Although the EFL Cup may not be their top priority, Arsenal fans are eager to see their team lift another mid-season trophy, having last won it in the 1992-93 season.

Team news

West Ham will have a full squad available for selection. Lukasz Fabianski, Dinos Mavropanos, and Tomas Soucek are expected to feature against their former club.

On the other hand, Arsenal will be without Jurrien Timber, Gabriel Jesus, and Thomas Partey due to injuries.

Manager Mikel Arteta is likely to rotate his squad and give opportunities to some of the fringe players.

Predicted Lineups:

West Ham United:

  • Fabianski;
  • Kehrer, Ogbonna, Mavropanos, Emerson;
  • Soucek, Ward-Prowse;
  • Cornet, Fornals, Benrahma;
  • Ings

Arsenal:

  • Ramsdale;
  • White, Tomiyasu, Gabriel, Kiwior;
  • Vieira, Jorginho, Havertz;
  • Nelson, Nketiah, Trossard

Prediction

In our prediction, we expect Arsenal to continue their unbeaten run and secure a 2-0 victory over West Ham United.

The Gunners’ solid defense and impressive attacking options should give them the edge in this clash.

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