Apr 15, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
West HamWest Ham United
Podolski (44', 78'), Giroud (55')
Rosicky (15'), Kallstrom (63')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Jarvis (40')
Nocerino (37'), Diame (60')

Team News: Laurent Koscielny returns for Arsenal

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny celebrates scoring the opening goal against Newcastle on May 19, 2013
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Laurent Koscielny returns to the Arsenal starting XI for tonight's Premier League encounter at home to West Ham United.

Laurent Koscielny has returned to the Arsenal starting lineup for tonight's Premier League encounter at home to West Ham United.

The French defender, who has recently been sidelined with a thigh injury, is one of four changes for the Gunners following Saturday's FA Cup semi-final win over Wigan Athletic.

Kim Kallstrom, Tomas Rosicky and Olivier Giroud have also been included, while Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are among the substitutes.

West Ham have made two changes after their 2-1 defeat against Liverpool on April 6 as Antonio Nocerino and Matt Jarvis replace Kevin Nolan and Matt Taylor.

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen; Arteta, Rosicky, Kallstrom; Cazorla, Podolski; Giroud
Subs: Fabianski, Bellerin, Jenkinson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Sanogo, Akpom

West Ham: Adrian; Demel, Tomkins, Reid, Armero; Noble, Nocerino; Downing, Jarvis, Diame; Carroll
Subs: McCartney, Vaz Te, Taylor, Jaaskelainen, C Cole, J Cole, Johnson

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Olivier Giroud of Arsenal (R) celebrates with Tomas Rosicky as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Ham United on April 15, 2014
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