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Gunners strong against London rivals West Ham

sports Updated: Oct 30, 2010 00:39 IST
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Buoyed by a 3-0 away win against a potential title rival and with its squad beefed up by the return of key players, Arsenal will fancy its chances of adding to bottom club West Ham's woes this weekend.

Arsenal climbed into second place in the Premier League by beating Manchester City last Sunday and followed that up with a 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle in the fourth round of the League Cup on Wednesday.

With Cesc Fabregas, Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott all fit after injury problems and Aaron Ramsey and Robin van Persie close to a first-team return, morale is high ahead of a home match against West Ham, the league's bottom side. Chelsea, which is five points clear at the top, visits Blackburn on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Dimitar Berbatov to underline his improved form this season by tormenting his old club Tottenham on Saturday. Manchester United will have to do without it's star striker Wayne Rooney, currently on holiday after sustaining an ankle injury.

Maradona eyes epl coaching role

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has revealed his desire to manage in the EPL. He is seeking a new challenge after parting company with the Argentina national side which he lead to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.

The former World Cup-winning captain, who will celebrate his 50th birthday on Saturday, is now seeking a return to management, and admitted he was attracted by England's top flight.

He said, “Yes, I would like to manage in the Premier League. It has very good teams, an exceptional level and great players.

"The only problem is all the teams I like in England have good coaches.

"If any important job comes along I will accept it."

Maradona has been linked with a number of posts in recent months, including the Aston Villa job, but insists he was never in the running to accept a role.