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Team news for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Arsenal and West Ham at The Emirates.

Last Updated: 29/10/10 at 14:36

Upson: Set to miss out

Upson: Set to miss out

West Ham captain Matthew Upson looks certain to miss out with a hamstring injury he received against Newcastle last week.

Upson has had intensive treatment this week but manager Avram Grant admitted he was reluctant to risk the defender in the Premier League match.

Striker Frederic Piquionne is also doubtful with a leg injury but Grant reported no other major worries although he admitted his squad were "tired" after their Carling Cup victory against Stoke.

Arsenal will be without left-back Kieran Gibbs after the England defender suffered knee ligament damage in the Carling Cup win at Newcastle.

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow), defender Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles) and midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) are still not yet match fit, while Jack Wilshere serves the last of his three-match ban.

Long-term absentees Aaron Ramsey and Robin van Persie are scheduled to return to full training at the end of next week.

Gunners (from): Fabianski, Clichy, Squillaci, Koscielny, Sagna, Arshavin, Fabregas, Song, Walcott, Nasri, Chamakh, Szczesny, Eboue, Djourou, Rosicky, Bendtner, Denilson, Eastmond.

Hammers (from): Green, Jacobsen, da Costa, Ilunga, Gabbidon, Behrami, Barrera, Parker, Noble, Obinna, Cole, Piquionne, McCarthy, Stech, Ben-Haim, Boa Morte, Faubert.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  
Sunday, 27 April 2014
12:00
Sunderland v Cardiff  
14:05
Liverpool v Chelsea  
16:10
C Palace v Man City  
Monday, 28 April 2014
20:00
Arsenal v Newcastle  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 34 56 74
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 35 23 69
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 34 -13 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Wed, 23 Apr 2014

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