Moyes makes five changes for Arsenal clash


West Ham duo Łukasz Fabiański and Konstantinos Mavropanos will both be facing their former club Arsenal tonight.

Their inclusion are two of five changes made by David Moyes from the Everton game for tonight’s Carabao Cup match. Declan Rice is on the bench for Arsenal.

Fabiański made 78 outings for Arsenal during his career at the Emirates Stadium and is named  as captain. Mavropanos spent four years on the books with Arsenal as well and plays alongside  alongside  Emerson Palmieri Vladimír Coufal and Nayef Aguerd.

Starting XI v Arsenal CC

In midfield, Edson Álvarez comes in for his first start in the Carabao Cup and is joined by Tomáš Souček, who scored the winning goal in that game away to the Imps.

Lucas Paquetá also makes the starting XI for his first appearance in the Carabao Cup and is in midfield with  Mohammed Kudus and Saïd Benrahma.

Jarrod Bowen completes the starting XI against Arsenal, with the No20 scoring on his last outing against the Gunners; a 2-2 Premier League draw with the north London side at London Stadium in April.

West Ham United: Fabiański ©, Coufal, Mavropanos, Aguerd, Emerson, Souček, Álvarez, Paquetá, Kudus, Benrahma, Bowen

Subs: Areola (GK), Cresswell, Ogbonna, Kehrer, Ward-Prowse, Fornals, Cornet, Ings, Antonio

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Kiwior, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Jorginho ©, Fabio Viera, Havertz, Nelson, Trossard, Nketiah
Subs: Hein (GK), Saliba, Cédric Soares, Tomiyasu, Elneny, Rice, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli

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  • Moondog says:

    Still no youngsters even in the Mickey Mouse cup…..Moyes is single handedly killing our youngsters……….time for the dinosaur to be replaced !!!!!!

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