Lucas Pérez will face his former team in West Ham"s back to the Premier

Thursday, 10 de January del 2019

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West Ham host Arsenal on Saturday (12:30) for the 22nd day of the Premier League, after eliminating Birmingham City in the Fa Cup the last week.


The team led by Manuel Pellegrini faces one of the teams called to fight for Europe. Arsenal is fifth in the table and cannot afford any setbacks if they want to stay in that position. The chaser, Manchester United, has achieved four victories in the last four matches and is getting closer to the Gunners. 


Those of Unai Emery arrive with high morale after beating Blackpool (0-3) in the FA Cup and defeating Fulham (4-1) in the previous day. Despite that, the Spanish coach warned in the press room that the Hammers "have improved" over the weeks and have "great individual players like Anderson or Arnautovic".


Among West Ham players there are several footballers who know what wear Arsenal's shirt is and they will live a special game on Saturday. Lucas Pérez, Samir Nasri and Fabianski are some of these players who, however, will give everything to get the win at home, something that haven't been happening for more than a month. 


The Chilean manager will face another week more the handicap of the injuries. Balbuena, Winston Reid, Manuel Lanzini, Carlos Sánchez, Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks and Chicharito are out. He can count on Arnautovic, who has already recovered, and Nasri, who could make his debut as a hammer player in the Premier League. 


It will be an exciting derby after Arsenal won 3-1 in the first leg with a great comeback.