Predicted Arsenal lineup vs West Ham: Gabriel Jesus fit to return?

  • Arsenal travel to West Ham having failed to win any of their three meetings in 2023
  • The Gunners beat Liverpool 3-1 last week amid an excellent performance
  • Gabriel Jesus could be involed on Sunday
Gabriel Jesus is set to be fit for Sunday's game
Gabriel Jesus is set to be fit for Sunday's game / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

West Ham emerged as Arsenal's boogeyman in 2023, with the Gunners failing to beat the Hammers in three attempts.

The Gunners' title charge faltered at the London Stadium last season as Mikel Arteta's men relinquished a 2-0 lead to David Moyes' plucky outfit.

The hosts head into Sunday's bout without a win in 2024 having lost 3-0 at Old Trafford last weekend. Arsenal, on the contrary, were outstanding in their title charge-igniting 3-1 victory over Liverpool.

The visitors are still without the likes of Thomas Partey, Jurrien Timber, and Fabio Vieira for Sunday's game, but positive updates have surfaced regarding the status of Gabriel Jesus.

Here's how Arsenal could line up at West Ham on Sunday.

Predicted Arsenal lineup vs West Ham

Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka celebrates his opener against Liverpool / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

David Raya (GK) - The Spaniard has streaked away from Aaron Ramsdale in the depth chart after a fine January. Raya was impressive last week, too.

Ben White (RB) - White's swagger is back. That Dubai reset has done the full-back wonders.

William Saliba (CB) - The Frenchman is set to duel the explosive Jarrod Bowen on Sunday.

Gabriel (CB) - An immense performer this season, Gabriel's efforts in Januart were rewarded with an official Premier League Player of the Month nomination.

Takehiro Tomiyasu (LB) - With Oleksandr Zinchenko a doubt, Tomiyasu, who returned from international duty in the week, could make his first start of 2024.

Declan Rice (CM) - Back at the London Stadium for the second time since his departure, Rice is a shoo-in for Sunday's bout against his former club.

Jorginho (CM) - Arteta could save the Rice/Jorginho tandem for the big occasion, but why would he deviate from the pair given how well they performed last weekend (presuming the Italian is fit)?

Martin Odegaard (AM) - The skipper scored a late consolation in the cup tie defeat at the London Stadium earlier this season. It's been a while since Odegaard found the back of the net, with his last striker arriving at home to Wolves on 2 December.

Bukayo Saka (RW) - Saka will be aiming to slay a few demons on Sunday after he missed a crucial penalty at the London Stadium last season.

Kai Havertz (ST) - The German deserved his flowers for his role in the huge win over Liverpool. While Gabriel Jesus could be back in the squad, Havertz should keep his place and duel West Ham's physical centre-halves.

Gabriel Martinelli (LW) - Martinelli was at his spritely best last time out, and he'll be in for a duel against the rugged Vladimir Coufal.