Defender Out For Weeks, 3rd Choice Keeper Against West Ham?

Posted April 05, 2017

Laurent Koscielny could be sidelined for weeks with a "serious" Achilles problem, Arsene Wenger has warned, potentially dealing Arsenal a massive blow entering the final months of the season.

Wenger feels his years of guiding the Gunners into the top four will help achieve the same feat this season, even if they are seven points adrift ahead of Wednesday's visit of struggling West Ham.

And former Sunderland defender Gray believes returning to Arsenal now would only be a backwards step for Wilshere - who has this week been linked with a £30million move to West Ham.

Wilshere still has one year to run on his deal at Arsenal, with his market value estimated at €20 million by transfermarkt.

Andy Carroll has scored five Premier League goals against Arsenal - against no side has he scored more in the competition (also 5 vs Swansea and Man City). "No, but we are looking to get something out of the game", he said.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey, meanwhile, are both doubtful after suffering hamstring and calf injuries, respectively.

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"Mikey (Antonio) is available for tomorrow night and we'll decide today if he's going to start", Bilic told in a news conference on Tuesday.

Arsenal have lost just one of their last 17 league meetings with West Ham (W13, D3). When they lose the ball, they are vulnerable.

Slaven Bilic: "I don't have to read the papers to know my relationship with the board".

A 2-1 defeat to Hull has left West Ham six points above the relegation zone and two days ago the club issued a vote of confidence in Bilic by stating they have "100 percent faith" in their manager.

West Ham's big number nine always seems to enjoy playing against Arsenal, though, and Bilic is expecting another big performance from the England striker.

"Arsenal" has traditionally plays well against the "West Ham".