West Ham v Arsenal, live! Score, updates, how to watch, stream
West Ham vs Arsenal is a London derby with a lot at stake for the Gunners on Sunday (watch live, 10am ET on USA Network and online at NBCSports.com).
Arsenal have won their last two games to move up to fourth place and they have the advantage over north London rivals Tottenham ahead of the big NLD derby on May 12. Mikel Arteta’s side will likely need to beat West Ham and Leeds before then to secure an advantage over Spurs heading into the NLD and their young attacking talents have done the trick in recent weeks. Defensively, they lack Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey at left-back and midfield respectively, but they have found a way to be more expansive in attack and the 4-2 and 3-1 wins over Chelsea and Manchester United respectively have proven it. It’s been a huge few weeks for Arteta and his Arsenal project. A ranking among the first four is essential to move on to the next stage.
As for West Ham, well, David Moyes’ side are all-in on Europa League glory and their push into the top four has fallen by the wayside. The Hammers lost 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their semi-final on Thursday but still have a chance ahead of the return leg in Germany next week. Moyes is likely to rotate his team again and he has a major center back headache as Issa Diop is still out, while Craig Dawson is suspended for this game and Angelo Ogbonna is out for the season. Still, West Ham are in the battle for Europa League qualification and if they win this weekend they will move into sixth place in the table and would be just five points off Arsenal with three games to go. All is not lost but they have clearly prioritized the Europa League in recent weeks, hence their winning streak in their last five Premier League games.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of West Ham vs Arsenal.
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How to watch West Ham vs Arsenal live, stream link and start time
Kick-off: 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday
TV Channel: USA Network
In line: Stream via NBCSports.com
West Ham squad news, injuries, roster options
Angelo Ogbonna is out for the season, Craig Dawson is suspended and Issa Diop is fit but won’t start.
Five changes today.
– West Ham United (@WestHam) May 1, 2022
Arsenal squad news, injuries, line-up options
The good news is that Bukayo Saka looks fit to play which is a huge boost for Arteta. Partey and Tierney remain out, while Takehiro Tomiyasu is expected to start at the back when he returns to the squad.
📋 Today’s lineup is in…
🇯🇵 Tomiyasu starts!
🇪🇬 Mo Elneny in midfield
Nketiah in the lead
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 1, 2022