U-23 Team Culled Further As Promising Youngster Joins Charlton

The clean sweep of players at West Ham has continued with the announcement that Josh Cullen is joining EFL League One club Charlton Athletic on a season's loan. Manuel Pellegrini is said to rate The Republic of Ireland U21 captain very highly but feels his progress would be better served by going out on loan where he will link up with former West Ham United player and current Charlton manager Lee Bowyer and his former Hammers teammate Lewis Page at The Valley.

Arnie Back To Face 'Wolves At The Door'

Hammers fans will be relieved to hear the good news coming out of the Rush Green training ground with regards to the fitness of 'main man' Marko Arnoutovic, the striker pulled up short during the 3-1 loss at the Emirates and was taken off as a precautionary measure, the fact that West Ham's performance dipped markedly after his withdrawal has not gone unnoticed. It is therefore good news for Manuel Pellegrini as he looks to get his first points as Hammers manager in the bag as his team take on newly promoted and highly fancied Wolves at the London Stadium.

No No To Ya Ya Thank Heavens As He's Off To Olympiakos

Ya Ya Toure's agent revealed on Tuesday night that the former Manchester City midfielder had passed a medical in London, inferring he was heading for a club in the capital as an 'out of contract' signing. His agent also took a swipe at West Ham and Fulham by saying that his client wouldn't drop down to the 'level' of either club!

Issa Diop's Redemption In Hammers 3-1 Win Against Dons

Manuel Pellegrini was a happy and to some extent a relieved man as he saw his West Ham team overcome a stalwart and obdurate AFC Wimbledon side in a tense 2nd round Elk Cup tie, the relief element being the fact that Hammers conceded Wimbledon's goal from a set play within the first ninety seconds of the game. Even after going down to ten men the Don's didn't make it easy for their Premier League opponents in any way shape or form, some of their physical nature would not have been tolerated within the safe confines of the 'upper echelon' but this was a full blooded cup tie.

AFC Wimbledon v West Ham United Team Sheets Elk Cup

AFC Wimbledon: King, Sibbick, Shilaja, McDonald, Garratt, Wagstaff, Trotter, Hartigan, Pinnock, Hanson, Pigott Subs: Purrington, Nightingale, Thomas, Appiah, Barcham, McDonnell, Wordsworth
West Ham United: Adrian (c), Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Obiang, Yarmolenko, Snodgrass, Perez, Chicharito Subs: Fabianski (GK), Balbuena, Masuaku, Cullen, Holland, Felipe Anderson, Antonio

Will Pellegrini Risk Playing Anderson Against AFC Wimbledon?

Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini whilst desperately wanting a morale boosting win may well want to 'protect' certain players, namely one Felipe Anderson, during tonight's 'old fashioned' blood and thunder Elk Cup tie away to AFC Wimbledon.

Arnie Will Be Back-But Not Against The Dons In The Elk Cup!

Manuel Pellegrini is not taking the game against AFC Wimbledon lightly and has already stated he will field a 'full strength' side for Tuesday night's live on Sky broadcast, however that side will not include Marko Arnoutovic who Pellegrini has confirmed as having a 'slight' hamstring injury incurred during the match against Arsenal, the injury will rule the Hammer of the Year out of the Cup match but the club are hopeful of his return for the vital home game against Wolves this coming weekend.

Is This Pellegrini's Team To Face Wimbledon In Tuesday's Elk Cup

How do you think Manel Pellegrini is going to set his team up for the tricky Carabou/Elk Cup fixture this Tuesday against Wimbledon ? The Sky TV cameras will be there so they obviously expect a bit of 'giant killing!'

Arsenal FC v West Ham United Team Sheets And Links

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Iwobi. Subs: Leno, Elneny, Lazazette, Torreira, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Welbeck.
West Ham: Fabianski, Balbuena, Fredericks, Masuaku, Anderson, Snodgrass, Sanchez, Wilshere, Diop, Antonio, Arnautovic. Subs: Adrian, Zabaleta, Obiang, Hernandez, Yarmolenko, Perez, Rice.
Could it be 4-1-1-3-1 for the Hammers?
Fabianski
Masuaku-Balbuena-Diop-Fredericks
Sanchez
Wilshere
Snodgrass-Anderson-Antonio,
Arnoutovic

Arnie Made Captain But Noble Says "I'll Be Back!"

West Ham travel the short distance across London to the Emirates Stadium to take on an Arsenal side that shares the dubious tag of being without points after two Premer League matches, both clubs have new managers and several new players to integrate in to their systems, West Ham more so than Arsenal.

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