Team news: Nasri starts in West Ham’s Arsenal derby

Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri has been handed his West Ham United Premier League debut in today’s 12.30pm kick-off against London rivals Arsenal.

The Frenchman starts against his former side after impressing in last Saturday’s FA Cup third round victory against Birmingham City.

He will join Michail Antonio and Felipe Anderson in an attacking trio supporting striker Marko Arnautovic as the Hammers look to record a first home win against the Gunners in over 12 years.

Mark Noble captains the team alongside Declan Rice in midfield, while Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna start once again at centre-back.

Pablo Zabaleta, Aaron Cresswell and another former Gunner in Lukasz Fabianski complete the eleven.

West Ham United: Fabianaki, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble (c), Rice, Antonio, Nasri, Felipe Anderson, Arnautovic
Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Obiang, Snodgrass, Diangana, Carroll, Lucas

Arsenal: Leno, Sokratis, Koscielny (c), Mustafi, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Subs: Cech, Bellerin, Lichtsteiner, Monreal, Torreira, Ramsey, Nketiah

Referee: Jonathan Moss