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The Gunners, who finished in third position last term and retained the FA Cup in May, are flying high after their community shield victory over Jose Mourinho's Chelsea last Sunday. They are also second favourites to win the Premier League title this season and will definitely be starting the new campaign with a win over Slaven Bilic's side who were knocked out of the Europa League by Astra Giurgiu. A win for the Hammers at the Emirates looks like a very difficult task, but who knows? Maybe the east London club will spring up a surprise.
Kick-off: Sunday 1.30pm
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Live Sky Sports 1
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Arsenal Predicted Starting XI: Cech, Monreal, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Bellerin, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud.
West Ham United Predicted Starting XI: Adrian, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Reid, O'Brein, Noble, Oxford, Kouyate, Payet, Zarate, Sakho.