David Moyes and Aaron Cresswell

Team News: David Moyes offers Aaron Cresswell update

West Ham United manager David Moyes is hopeful he might have Aaron Cresswell available for Wednesday’s Premier League trip to Arsenal.

The left-back has been unavailable for selection since the Irons' 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the end of November, when Cresswell collided with the frame of the goal whilst making a vital goal-line clearance.

The blow to Cresswell’s back saw the No3 substituted on that occasion, but Moyes believes the No3, who resumed light training a fortnight ago, could be edging closer to a return to action against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, manager Moyes confirmed: “I think we’ve got some people who have got injuries. 

“We’re hoping Cressy’s got a chance, and we’re still trying to push him hard to be ready for the game."

The Hammers’ shortest trip of the Premier League season follows swiftly after a significantly longer journey to Burnley's Turf Moor on Sunday, where Moyes’ side were denied repeatedly by goalkeeper Nick Pope and were ultimately forced to settle for a point.

The fixture also marks the Irons’ third in the space of seven days, following a UEFA Europa League group-stage game at home to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.

With multiple Premier League fixtures postponed in recent days, having been impacted by the global pandemic, Moyes took the opportunity to confirm that his squad, in that respect, are currently presenting a clean bill of health. 

The manager added: “At the moment, touch wood, we have no COVID in the camp, but I’ve got to say it’s really bad that it seems to be going through football clubs really quickly. At this present time, we’re clear. 

“We’ve returned from Burnley. Like any other Club, we’ve [had] three games in six or seven days. It’s a really tough shift to do that and turn out the same players and feel that you’ve got everybody fit. It’s not easy.”