According to injury expert Ben Dinnery, West Ham United will be missing one first-team player when they play against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
Gianluca Scamacca, who has a knee problem, is not expected to return until 20 April at the earliest, as reported by Premier Injuries.
Lucas Paqueta is another concern for West Ham’s manager, David Moyes. The Brazilian missed their 1-0 win over Fulham and Dinnery estimates that his chances of playing against the league leaders are “50 per cent.”
Arsenal are the standout team in the league, and West Ham needs to raise their performance levels for this game. The Gunners will want to strengthen their grip on top spot with a dominant display on Sunday.
With Manchester City expected to win almost every game, Arsenal cannot afford to slip up between now and the end of the season.
Although West Ham has picked up some results here and there, their performances have been incredibly disappointing lately.
Even their win against Fulham was not convincing, and the West Londoners had lost three games in a row before that.
However, with Everton, Leeds, and Southampton all losing, it was a relatively good weekend in terms of results for West Ham.
The Hammers only need three more wins to secure their Premier League status, and their fans would be delighted if one of those could come against Arsenal on Sunday, 16 April.
West Ham ready bid for Man United regular starter if they stay up
Football Insider sources claim that West Ham United is monitoring Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka ahead of a possible summer bid.
The Hammers have had an interest in the 25-year-old right-back for some time and are ready to make an offer if they avoid relegation this season.
Wan-Bissaka has slipped down the pecking order at Old Trafford, with Diogo Dalot providing tough competition for the starting right-back position under Erik ten Hag.
United is also seeking another right-back, and Football Insider sources reveal that the Red Devils are currently leading the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong.
If Frimpong arrives, it could spell the end of Wan-Bissaka’s tenure at United, with both Crystal Palace and West Ham monitoring the situation.
Palace is interested in bringing the player back to Selhurst Park, having initially sold him to United for £50million in 2019.
Wan-Bissaka struggled at the start of the season with a back injury, losing his starting spot to Dalot at the beginning of Ten Hag’s tenure.
Despite his expected departure in January, injuries to other defensive players kept him at Old Trafford.
Wan-Bissaka has been rotated by Ten Hag since his return to the side and has played in 23 games for United this season, making a total of 149 appearances for the club in his four-year stay, scoring twice and assisting 11 times.