Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been boosted by the return of David Luiz to full training ahead of Saturday’s match with West Ham.
The Brazilian missed the season opener against Fulham due to a neck problem but could make the bench against the Hammers.
Arteta is likely to stick with the same defence that kept a clean sheet at Craven Cottage, with Gabriel in line to earn a second start for Arsenal.
In midfield, there could be a change, however, with Dani Ceballos pushing to get the nod over Mohamed Elneny.
Ceballos joined Arsenal late during pre-season after his loan from Real Madrid was delayed, but he is now fully integrated and will hope to start in place of the Egyptian – who has been solid so far this season.
In attack, Nicolas Pepe is pushing to start but he should struggle to force Willian out of the team.
The Brazilian was excellent on his debut against Fulham, claiming three assists, and is due to start again.
Arsenal predicted XI to face West Ham (3-4-3): Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang.