Hammers duo face late tests

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West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini will hand late fitness tests to both Chicharito and Marko Arnautovic ahead of the clash with Arsenal.

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini will hand late fitness tests to both Chicharito and Marko Arnautovic ahead of the clash with Arsenal.

The pair are both close to fitness but have picked up knocks and will face late tests before the boss picks his side for the London derby with the Gunners, Arnautovic is the more likely to play.

West Ham have a long list of injury worries and Winston Reid, Manuel Lanzini, Carlos Sanchez, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks, Fabian Balbuena and Jack Wilshere will all miss out.

New signing Samir Nasri played an hour in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham, but is likely to start on the bench against his former side.

The Hammers go into the match with a poor record against their north London rivals and have won just one of their last 12 meetings with the Gunners.

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