Arsenal welcome West Ham United to Emirates Stadium for Wednesday night's Premier League clash.

You can find out more about our opponents below.

Full name: West Ham United
Manager: Sam Allardyce
Club colours: Claret and blue shirts, white shorts, claret socks
Nickname(s): The Hammers, The Irons

Three facts about West Ham:

  • The club were promoted back to the Premier League after winning last seasons' Championship play-off final
  • Former Gunner Freddie Ljungberg had a spell at West Ham
  • They have never been champions of England, with their highest position being third in 1986

STAR MAN

Joe Cole
Cole came 'home' earlier this month, returning to the club where he first made a name for himself. Now 31, the England international has impressed of late, assisting two goals in the FA Cup against Manchester United, before scoring West Ham's equaliser against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend.

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