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Arsenal calls for “an only West Ham ” occasion

David Moyes and the squad have another chance to live up to the “only West Ham” tag tomorrow against the high flying Gunners.

Arsenal calls for “an only West Ham ” occasion

It’s fascinating – plus a little worrying – that we have often found ourselves winning at the likes of Spurs, Arsenal away from home we struggle to beat such as Sheffield United and were of course thumped into oblivion by Fulham.

It’s been a long time since we have needed a good win after six without one but make no mistake we will have performed a mini miracle if we make it three against Mikel Arteta’s lot.

The good news is that we have a near fully fit squad but the bad probably we shall see a counter attacking game employed against a team that are inspirational offensively.

The team almost picks itself and I have my fingers crossed that in Lucas Paqueta‘s absence Ben Johnson gets his chance in the middle of the park where he has been very good on a couple of excursions.

Tomas Soucek and James Ward-Prowse, who frankly we need to see more from than set pieces tomorrow, looks set to start in front of Alvarez!

Quite what happens with Kalvin Phillips who knows but I can see Moyes giving him his start over our choise Johnson.

I really can’t – MUCH AS I WANT TO – see anything in this game for the Hammers although I will keep my fingers crossed for the draw although with our defence not at its best over recent games I am not holding my breath.

CandH team: Areola (if fit), Coufal, Aguerd, Zouma, Emerson, Alvarez, Johnson, Soucek , JWP, Kudus, Bowen

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

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