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.”