Mark Noble

Team News: Noble skippers Hammers in final derby

A graphic showing West Ham United's team against Arsenal


Mark Noble captains West Ham United in his 129th and final London derby of his 18-year playing career as the Hammers take on Arsenal at London Stadium on Saturday.

Noble partners Declan Rice in David Moyes’ midfield, with the manager making five changes from the side which took on Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Europa League in midweek.

Łukasz Fabiański returns in goal, with full-backs Vladimír Coufal and Ryan Fredericks and creator Saïd Benrahma also coming into the starting XI.

Alphonse Areola, Tomás Souček, Michail Antonio, Ben Johnson and the suspended Craig Dawson are the players to make way from Thursday.

It means Fabiański is likely to have a back four of Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell and Fredericks in front of him.

Noble and Rice anchor the midfield, with Pablo Fornals, Manuel Lanzini and Benrahma providing the support for Jarrod Bowen in attack.


West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Zouma, Cresswell, Fredericks, Noble ©, Rice, Benrahma, Lanzini, Fornals, Bowen
Subs: Areola (GK), Masuaku, Diop, Alese, Král, Souček, Vlašić, Yarmolenko, Antonio

Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tavares, Xhaka, Elneny, Saka, Ødegaard ©, Martinelli, Nketiah
Subs: Leno (GK), Soares, Lokanga, Swanson, M’hand, Kirk, Smith Rowe, Pépé, Lacazette

Referee: Mike Dean