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West Ham team news: Pellegrini has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Newcastle encounter

West Ham team news: Pellegrini has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Newcastle encounter

West Ham United will host Newcastle United at the London Stadium on Saturday in the evening clash.

The Hammers are coming off the back off a 1-0 midweek defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City and will come up against one of the league’s in-form sides.

However, Manuel Pellegrini will be pleased with the options he has available to him for the weekend’s encounter.


According to the club’s official website, Marko Arnautovic could make a return to the first-team after missing their defeat on Wednesday night through illness.

Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri will also be in contention as the pair have both recently returned from bouts on the sidelines, providing Pellegrini with a number of attacking options to choose from.

The likes of Fabian Balbuena, Winston Reid and Jack Wilshere all remain absent as they continue their rehabilitation processes.

The Verdict:

The news that Arnautovic could be available for the game against Newcastle will be great for Pellegrini and West Ham.

Despite all the talk surrounding the Austria international’s future at the London Stadium, the 29-year-old has the ability to make things happen and help the team to pick up points.

With Lanzini and Nasri also being able to return, the Hammers will have plenty more creative options to choose from and could cause Newcastle some problems on Saturday evening.

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