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Moyes makes one change to face Arsenal

David Moyes has made one forced change replacing Arthur Masuaku for the injured captain Mark Noble who suffered a toe injury earlier this week and did not train.

Declan Rice has been given the captain’s armband in the skipper’s absence.

The manager sticks with the same back four in defence who lost to Newcastle United last night.

Rice and Tomas Soucek will play in front of the back four with Arthur Masuaku on the left-wing, Pablo Fornals in the middle and Jarrod Bowen on the right.

With Michail Antonio upfront it would indicate a 4-2-3-1 formation to face Arsenal at the Emirates.

Record signing Sebastian Haller is once on the bench along with  Darren Randolph, Yarmolenko, Ben Johnson, Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini

There was no room for Josh Cullen who had a great performance mid-week

West Ham Starting XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Masuaku, Fornals, Antonio

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

10 comments on “Moyes makes one change to face Arsenal

  1. When David Moyes joined he proclaimed to want to build an EXCITING, YOUNG, DYNAMIC team like RB Leipzig. Well today was he opportunity after an exciting and attacking performance against Charlton to pick such players … but nope … sticks to the tried and failed, Cresswell, Fredericks etc … – feel for our attacking players left on the bench and feel very aggrieved for Cullen to not even make the bench!

  2. Not impressed with that line up at all. Cress and Fredericks again! Arsenal will think their Christmas has come early tonight. Bad line up…the only message here is we’re hoping for a draw. I hope I’m eating my words come 10 pm…

  3. Yet again, £100 million worth of players left on the bench.

  4. Another negative team selection, and why is Cullen not replacing Noble ?

  5. Dear oh dear. A losing formation. Arsenal must be very happy with the negative
    Moyes selection. and be looking forward to scoring 3 or 4 goals.
    Fornals must be paying Moyes so he can play.
    The team should be Johnson Diop Ogbonna fredericks Soucek Cullen Haller Antonio
    Anderson Bowen Fabianski in goal. 4-2-4

  6. Cresswell.. inept and incompetent.. how is this player(?) on the pitch?
    Given what’s been on show after 30 mins Perhaps we should have started with the team that beat Charlton..

  7. He wants haller and Anderson to give more after there Charlton game …but there not playing…mmmmm not sure how that works…still Antonio up front on his own even though he is not a full on striker..mind you we only have one other choice ..what a fkig mess
    Truly laughable

  8. why dont you lot stop thinking you know better than the guy that has saved us from relegation for the last 2 seasons you armchair muppets. Cant believe you call yourselves west ham fans. He has taken over from 2 failed attempts to make us a top 6 side and saved us (both times) from making us a championship side and all you can do is criticise…why? Do you think if you were in charge we’d win the league? You’re idiots. Let him build. It takes time. Nobody gets anything right first time…especially not with our budget. I dont rip into my kids for not getting it right every time. We learn by our mistakes and we build on our failures. Tonight we’ve seen improvement. Relax, we’re learning. Tonight we played like a team and I’m proud to be a west ham fan.

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