The league may have started on Saturday but we all know it only really gets started today.

It’s an early chance to lay down a marker and go two points clear of the league Champions who did their best to give us a head start in their game against Swansea in the late kick-off on Saturday.

Three points are not a must but if this side is going to have any illusions of being proper title challengers, then winning at home is essential.

Here are the official lineups:

Arsenal: Cech, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Ox, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud

Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Arteta, Walcott, Alexis, Chambers

West Ham: Adrian, Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Oxford, Noble, Kouyate, Payet, Zarate, Sakho

Subs: Randolph, Collins, Poyet, Nolan, Jarvis, Lanzini, Maiga

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Assistants: S Child, S Burt.

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