Sam to make late decision for Arsenal clash

Guy-Demel_2847052Sam Allardyce will leave his problem right pack position decision until just before kick off!

The Hammers are without Arsenal loanee Carl Jenkinson for the game as his parent club inserted a clause into the agreement that he could not play in this fixture.

And with Guy Demel ill for a few days it looked as though Joey O’Brien would get the call.

However, David Gold revealed last night: “Guy Demel is fit and available for selection.”

And it could now well be that the 32 year old will get the call as a more attacking option with the Hammers looking to carry the game to the visitors.

Gold added on Twitter: “We lost away to the best team in the Premier League at Chelsea. No shame in that, we dust ourselves down and go against Arsenal with a strong team full of belief dg.”

He also told ClaretandHugh: “We are at home and our form is outstanding at the Boleyn. And we are playing a team we believe we can get points from. It will be a great afternoon.”


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3 comments on “Sam to make late decision for Arsenal clash

  1. If nolan gets a start i dont think i will bother to watch the game.

  2. He wii proberly be put in at right back.if he plays today you know what the rest of the season will hold for all the faithful, why are we letting Zarate go on loan or be sold,none of makes sense to any one than Nolans DaD ( BS there it’s said now all of you out there who replayed to my comments that I should have given Nolan more time because apparently he is a defencive midfielder ( where were you on the 26th ) when we wad to give them the first half before Song had his little rest cut short ?

  3. Demel should get the nod, better player going forward than o brien. In fairness though, both o brien and demel have shown They have the quality to do ok in this league, not a bad position to be selecting from these two, our second and third choice full backs.

    Frustrating thing about Nolans selection is not only is he an infernot choice to any of the alternatives but downing is not playing in his best position, we effectively lose quality in two positions to make space for him.

    He really should be moved on both for the sake of the club and for his own benefit, let him play for a club where he can make a differance. Allardyce has built up kudos with our performances so far, he loses some of them every time he selects nolan ahead of kouyate or noble.

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