Bilic: Antonio will be offered new deal

West Ham United are interested in signing former Blackburn Rovers striker Anthony Modeste this summer, according to The Mirror.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech also remains sidelined for the West Ham game, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey could both be back after missing the Man City game with minor injuries.

The match will take place at the Emirates.

I am going for an Arsenal win on Wednesday, and if I am right we will probably hear a lot more about whether Slaven Bilic is being sacked - or not - this week.

However, given Laurent Koscielny's injury there is a chance their midfield could sit a little deeper in the opening stages of the match. Reports have suggested he could return from a hamstring problem in time for the game against Arsenal but Goal understands that such reports are premature.

"Top four is still perfectly possible".

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is not looking for his team to get revenge over Arsenal tomorrow, but has seen some chinks in the Gunners armour to give him hope ahead of the London derby.

However on Antonio, it now seems that West Ham have bigger issues than whether he'll be in the team v Arsenal.

The Hammers have won none of their last six Premier League games and are 14th in the table.

Theo Walcott has had a productive season on a personal level which has been overshadowed by the collective failure of Arsene Wenger's side to produce the results they ought to be doing in domestic and European competitions.

The England global is due to head back to parent club Arsenal when the 2016-17 campaign concludes, but he could remain at the Vitality Stadium if Howe has his way.

"Team news-wise, Cresswell is out", Bilic said "He will miss the next couple of games and will return to training next week".

Having guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles, although none since 2004, Wenger is yet to declare whether he will stay and sign a new two year contract or leave.

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