Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, Enner Valencia and Nene are all fitness doubts for West Ham’s visit to the Emirates this weekend.
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Song was left out of the Hammers recent 1-0 loss to Chelsea and missed a warm-weather training camp visit to Dubai this week as he continues to struggle with a knee injury.
Nene meanwhile only agreed to a short-term move to West Ham in February and is still struggling for match-fitness.
“Well [Song] has a little bit of a knee problem, so he was better here for treatment and fitness.
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“The same with Nene, with him just joining us he preferred to be back here and do more intense training,” said Allardyce, reports Daily Express.
Valencia is most likely to miss the away day after suffering a freak accident at home, badly cutting his big toe on a broken cup.
“He had an accident at home and has cut his big toe quite severely,” said Sam Allardyce, reports BBC Sport. “It has been stitched.
“We think it will be too soon for him be considered for the game at Arsenal.”
The news could be a welcome boost with West Ham already struggling in the striking department with Andy Carroll sidelined until the end of the season.
You have to believe the squad will be inspired to kick on and secure top-four after our perhaps season defining win at Old Trafford.
Tired legs there may be but with West Ham failing to win in their last seven run-outs and scoring just four goals, Arsenal should have enough to put them to the sword.