Squad To Take On The Gunners

PARDS has almost a fully-fit squad to choose from for Saturday's eagerly anticipated London derby clash with Arsenal at Upton Park.

The only player currently on the casualty list is striker Jeremie Aliadiere, who has a groin problem. The injury may require a small operation, which means the Arsenal loanee is unlikely to be available until after the international break. 

Clive Clarke returns to the squad after missing the Carling Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday with a hamstring injury.

David Bellion, who scored on his Hammers debut against Wednesday after recovering from a broken leg, is also included.

Jimmy Walker's recovery from a cruciate knee ligament injury is progressing well, but it is still unclear when the popular goalkeeper will be back in action.

The team to face Arsenal will be chosen from the following squad:

Carroll (GK), Hislop (GK), Etherington, Mullins, Gabbidon, Repka, Reo-Coker, Ward, Collins, Dailly, Bellion, Newton, Ferdinand, Harewood, Zamora, Konchesky, Sheringham, Noble, Benayoun, Williams, Clarke, Cohen.

West Ham United v Arsenal at Upton Park, kick-off 3.00pm.