Arsenal receive timely top four boost ahead of West Ham match as they will be without all four senior centre-backs for Arsenal clash following Craig Dawson’s red card in the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Sunday.
Craig Dawson sent off for West Ham. He’ll be suspended for the game against Arsenal next week, meaning West Ham will have no first-team centre-halves available against the Gunners.
— Jason Soutar (@jbsoutar) April 24, 2022
West Ham are already having to cope without Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma and Issa Diop due to injury, with all three centre-backs set to miss the rest of the season.
Many assumed it would be three matches for a straight red. But a professional foul is punished with a one game suspension only- that means Dawson will miss next Sunday’s home game against Arsenal.
Dawson will now serve a one-match Premier League suspension, meaning the Hammers will have no senior centre-back options available for their next league game against Arsenal at the London Stadium.
Arsenal face a trip to London rivals West Ham in the Premier League next Sunday, after leapfroging Tottenham into fourth and create a six-point gap to United – who have played a game more.