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  • Arsenal fall to seventh in the Premier League table after goalless draw in east London.
  • Javier Hernandez hit the cross bar in the dying minutes for West Ham.
  • A point sees the Hammers remain second from bottom.
  • Olivier Giroud frustrated in what was his first start in the league this season.

West Ham's improvement continues; they will remain second from bottom tonight but they will take plenty of positives after showing plenty of grit and resilience against Arsenal tonight.

With Liverpool and Tottenham both winning tonight, the Gunners have fallen to seventh. Their frustrations on the road continue.

Full-time: West Ham United 0-0 Arsenal

Ozil's effort clips the wall and goes out for a corner but that will be it!

Ooooh, Arsenal will have a free kick in what will probably be the last kick of the game. Reid committed the foul, but it was prompted by an error from Zabaleta. Ozil will lift this into the box...

Amid all that, two minutes of time were added on.

West Ham almost snatch it at the end! Bellerin plays a horrible pass across the face of his own goal, causing panic at the back. Noble picks up the pieces after a poor clearance and slides a superb ball through for Hernandez who gets the ball onto his right foot and curls one on goal. He thinks it is in. Moyes on the touchline thinks it is in. Cech probably thinks it is in. But his effort comes back off the underside of the bar!

West Ham get a chance to catch their breath with Bellerin over-committing and conceding a foul.

And here's another change for Arsenal, Sanchez's evening is brought to an end with Alexandre Lacazette onto replace him.

Here comes Javier Hernandez, he is onto replace the slightly knackered-looking Antonio.

Ogbonna has been excellent tonight; this time he takes on Welbeck one-on-one, reading the Arsenal man's attempts to jink past him before confidently taking the ball away.

There is a sense of inevitability to Arsenal scoring here; West Ham just can't clear out of their own half and Arsenal are coming at them strong every time.

Just over 10 minutes remaining in this contest.

West Ham are constantly giving the ball away at the moment as they try and relieve some of the pressure Arsenal are applying. They need a breather.

Adrian produces the save! Sanchez guides a fine, dipping effort over the wall but Adrian follows it all the way and palms clear.

WIlshere plays a tidy ball around the corner but is caught late by Noble. Arsenal have a free kick in a fantastic position about 30 yards out from goal.

Here's Arsenal's first change of the evening with Danny Welbeck on for Iwobi.

What a chance for Wilshere! Again, Maitland-Niles does terrifically out on the left, lifting another beauty of a cross into the six yard area towards Giroud. The Frenchman opts to nod it down to Wilshere rather than aim towards one towards goal, but under pressure from Ogbonna, the England international lifts his effort clean over the bar.

Cech's blushes spared! He comes out to punch a cross and makes an awful mess of it, missing it completely with Arnautovic on the scene. He tries to scramble the ball over the line with Monreal managing to hook it clear first but the whistle goes for an Arsenal free kick - seemingly for a slight push on Koscielny from Arnautovic.

Iwobi tries to measure a pass down the inside right channel for Sanchez to get onto but Ogbonna gets across to take control of the situation. Arsenal had been ramping up the pressure on the West Ham goal earlier on in this half but it has faded in the last five minutes or so. Maybe it is time for Arsene to freshen things up a bit up front...

Alexandre Lacazette is stepping up his warm up. Might not be long before we see him introduced.

Another chance passes Arsenal by! The ball takes a lucky bounce into the path of Ozil after some more neat two-touch passing, but he flicks his effort from about 10 yards out across the face of goal and out. Poor effort.

Close from Giroud! Maitland-Niles again does well on the left, cutting in onto his right foot and clipping a cross into Giroud who looks to nod one just inside the near post. His effort takes a slight nick off his marker and goes out for a corner.

Iwobi and Groud combine elegantly in the box but West Ham just survive with Ogbonna prodding the ball out of the latter's path.. The ball breaks kindly to Xhaka about 25 yards out from goal and he tries to guide one into the top corner. It's a sweetly struck strike, but an easy save for Adrian in the end.

It's been a much brighter start to the second half from Arsenal, they are moving the ball around slickly in the final third but West Ham are proving to be a tough nut to crack.

Terrific defending from Ogbonna who steps across to shield the ball from Giroud after a slick through ball from Sanchez threatened to free the Frenchman.

And we are back underway for the second-half.


Goalless at half-time. Marco Arnautovic, having scored his first goal for the Hammers at the weekend, has been his side's brightest outlet, but neither side has found a way through yet.

Half-time: West Ham United 0-0 Arsenal

1 minute of stoppage time added on at the end of this half; the board comes up just as Xhaka hammers a fairly woeful effort from range wide.

Lanzini gets the game's first yellow card, cynically sticking a leg out to bring Wilshere down on the half way line.

Ozil's attempted cross is blocked but it breaks invitingly to Maitland-Niles who swings a beauty of a cross into the box. Giroud follows it all the way and opts for a bicycle kick, connecting sweetly but it is blocked by the head of Cresswell who leapt with him.

The free kick comes in but Cech follows it well, pawing it away for a throw in.

Noble has his appeals for a free kick turned away after a challenge from Maitland-Niles but the Arsenal youngster shows his inexperience, lunging in again on the Hammers captain who gets the decision at the second time of asking.

Brilliant from Arnautovic, who leads three Arsenal defenders on a merry dance with a wonderful show of strength and skill down the inside right before working his way back into the box. His cut back can't quite find a teammate however and Arsenal clear.

Iwobi hits the woodwork! Lanzini gives the ball away and Arsenal pounce with Sanchez driving towards the box before sliding a clever ball through for Iwobi. He finds space in a very crowded box to lash a low effort on goal but it comes back off the outside of the post.

Reid absolutely lays out Giroud with something resembling a forearm smash in the West Ham half. The France international is told to get up. Hilarious call.

Marco Arnautovic

Arnautovic thought he had given West Ham the lead with his second goal in four days but this header was flagged for offside.

Arsenal come alive with a slick move around the edge of the box with Wilshere controlling a pass brilliantly with his instep before finding Sanchez. The Chilean's shot is deflected out for a corner but Maitland-Niles resulting shot dribbles well wide.

Antonio almost bends a pass through for Arnautovic but it is good defending from Xhaka who steps across to intercept.

Antonio comes deep to collect a pass and brilliantly spins past Monreal who clatters through the back of the West Ham forward. That's another one that could have been a yellow card, but the Spaniard escapes.

West Ham have the ball in the back of the net! But it won't count. Masuaku swings a cross in from the left that Arnautovic meets with a firm header, bouncing it off the turf and into the top corner of the net. He was stood offside as he met the ball, however.

A sublime first touch from Wilshere takes the ball away from Obiang, who crashes through the back of the Arsenal midfielder as he spins away from here. He's perhaps lucky to avoid a yellow card.

Big milestone for Arsenal here; they haven't conceded in the opening 10 minutes away from home.

Sanchez is down after being sandwiched between Noble and Zabaleta. He doesn't get the free kick, mind, despite his protests to the referee.

West Ham loose the ball and Arsenal come forward on the counter through Iwobi, who looks inside to Sanchez. The Chilean's first effort is superbly blocked by Noble with his next one a tame one that is easily saved by Adrian.

Maitland-Niles again is freed down the left, cutting the ball back onto his right foot before flinging a cross into the box aiming for Giroud. The France international is standing in the same spot from where he scored against Southampton but this time he can't keep his header down,

A loose pass from Maitland-Miles allows Obiang to race onto a loose ball and threads a fine pass through for Antonio. The West Ham forward is clean through but is pulled back for offside, having just mistimed his run.

Arsenal can't really work anything from the corner with Koscielny missing his header, allowing West Ham to spring clear but Antonio is hauled back well inside the Arsenal half to stop him in his tracks.

Maitland-Niles plays a nice one-two with Giroud to spring free down the inside left and wins the first corner of the game off Ogbonna.

Xhaka almost slides a ball perfectly into the path of Antonio dangerously close to the Arsenal box but a teammate gets across to spare his blushes.

And Arsenal get us underway at the London Stadium.

Both teams are on their way out from the tunnel. Here we go...

Five minutes away from kick-off; here's another look at the starting XIs.

West Ham team to face Arsenal: Adrian, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Obiang, Arnautovic, Lanzini, Masuaku, Antonio

Subs: Hart, Rice, Collins, Ayew, Carroll, Sakho, Hernandez

Arsenal team to face West Ham: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Iowbi, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud

Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Kolasinac, Coquelin, Elneny, Welbeck, Lacazette

Another damning indictment of Arsenal's poor defensive record...

If Arsenal aren't careful tonight, they could find themselves down in seventh place before the night is out. With Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at home to West Brom and Brighton respectively, both their immediate rivals have the slightly more straight forward opponents on paper. The Gunners already start the evening two points adrift of fourth placed Burnley.

Arsenal have lost five games in the league this season - four of them on the road. That is where most of your losses tend to come, but Arsenal's away form this year is a concern, losing nine of 18 and winning just three. In that time they have conceded 32 goals.

This is Jack Wilshere's first start in the league in 577 DAYS.

Arsene Wenger makes four changes to the side that was held to a draw at Southampton on Sunday and there is also a switch in formation as he opts for four at the back. Per Mertesacker and Sead Kolasinac drop out of the starting XI with Nacho Monreal forming a partnership at the back with Laurent Koscielny, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles slots in at left-back.

Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud come in to start their first Premier League games of the season; Aaron Ramsey's injury leaves room for the England international to come in while Alexandre Lacazette drops to the bench to make way for his France teammate as the focal point of attack.

Why change a winning formula? That is the attitude David Moyes has adopted tonight; he names the same XI that beat Chelsea last Saturday. That means there is no space in the starting XI for Javier Hernandez with Michail Antonio preferred up front.

Adrian is again preferred in goal to Joe Hart who sits on the bench alongside James Collins, who is the squad for the first time since September after ankle and hamstring injuries.

West Ham team to face Arsenal: Adrian, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Obiang, Arnautovic, Lanzini, Masuaku, Antonio

Subs: Hart, Rice, Collins, Ayew, Carroll, Sakho, Hernandez

BREAKING: James Collins makes the West Ham bench where Javier Hernandez remains. David Moyes names the same team that beat Chelsea.

Arsenal team to face West Ham: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Iowbi, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud

Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Kolasinac, Coquelin, Elneny, Welbeck, Lacazette

BREAKING: Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud are handed their first starting appearances in the Premier League this season.

Have Olivier Giroud's comments about potentially looking for the exit door in January had their desired effect?

Speaking to the press on Tuesday, David Moyes effectively ruled James Collins out for tonight's match, suggesting the Wales international wasn't quite ready to make his first first-team appearance in almost three months.

Collins may have let the cat out of the bag with this Instagram post, however.

Team news: Arsenal

Arsene Wenger was given nothing away as to which side he will select tonight but did explain at his press conference on Monday he would have to check the fitness levels of a number of players before kick-off. Olivier Giroud, still waiting for his first Premier League start this season, will be hoping to benefit from that.

Olivier Giroud

Team news: Arsenal

Gunners fans may have feared the worst when it emerged Aaron Ramsey had suffered another hamstring injury the closing stages of that draw at St Mary's, but Arsene Wenger insists the midfielder will only be ruled out for a "short period."

Who will come in for the Welshman, then? Francis Coquelin or Mohamed Elneny might get the nod.

Aaron Ramsey

Team news: Arsenal

Shkodran Mustafi remains unavailable tonight. The Germany international limped off in the first half of Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on 2 December and missed out on Sunday against Southampton as his side rescued a late draw on the south coast.

Per Mertesacker stepped in to replace his compatriot in that contest, and the veteran centre-half could be called upon again with Mustafi still unavailable for the trip to East London.

Shkodran Mustafi

Team news: West Ham United

The Hammers will be without long-term absentees Jose Fonte and Sam Byram with Edimilson Fernandes doubtful with an ankle knock sustained in training this week. Michail Antonio is fit again after being substituted against Chelsea through fatigue.

David Moyes said on Tuesday tonight's match would come too soon for defender James Collins, who has been sidelined since September due an ankle ligament injury. The veteran centre-half has suggested those plans have changed, however, writing on Instagram that he will be included in the squad for tonight's match.

Team news: West Ham United

Captain Mark Noble and centre-back Winston Reid returned to the starting XI in last Saturday's victory over Chelsea, while strikers Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll were both unused substitutes. The Mexico international is hoping for his first start since the beginning of November tonight.

Javier Hernandez

Saturday morning, West Ham United were sat a point from the bottom of the table, still without a win under David Moyes. Fast forward a few hours and they've beaten the champions.

Today, they are still just a point off the bottom, thanks to Swansea City producing a much-needed results themselves over the weekend. The win over Chelsea wasn't enough to haul the Hammers out of the relegation zone, but it has provided an injection of optimism that has been sorely lacking around these parts for so long. Things have been decidedly bleak for David Moyes so far but was that a sign that things are about to change? Maybe we will see tonight.

Arsenal meanwhile leaked another goal on the road against Southampton on Sunday. the 32nd goal that have conceded on the road in 2017 – a tally only topped by Stoke City, Watford and, well... West Ham. The struck five here last season, Arsene Wenger wouldn't mind a similar show tonight.

Stick around; we have all your team news on the way shortly.