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Published: 11:59 | 7/4/16

Bilic relishing Arsenal test

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is anticipating a tough afternoon when Arsenal visit Upton Park for the final time on Saturday afternoon.

Arsene Wenger is refusing to give up on the Premier League title race but admits his side must win all of their remaining games to have any chance of being crowned champions, while West Ham are chasing a top four finish.

While West Ham defeated Arsenal in their opening fixture this season, Bilic admits that result will count for nothing on Saturday but he is drawing confidence from their recent good form.

"It’s about our form and position in the table that makes us quite confident. That game was ages ago, but it’s nice to know at the back of your head that we played and beat them earlier this season. It has not a lot to do with this game, however. Arsenal have great pace and skill and are very lethal especially in the beginning of games," Bilic told reporters.

"The season is approaching its end and it is very important for them and for us. We are both fighting for a place in Europe and from their point of view, they’re trying to be champions.

"They admitted that they must win all their remaining games, so it’s a big game with a lot at stake. They have said they need the three points and so do we to stay in the race, so it should be a really good game of football."

West Ham's injury problems have eased recently with James Collins and Sam Byram the only players missing for this weekend.

"We are good in that department at the moment," Bilic said when asked about injury concerns. "There is only James Collins and Sam Byram who haven’t trained with us for a few weeks now.

"Both are going to train with us tomorrow, but of course it is too early for them to be in the squad on Saturday, but they are coming back before the end of the season."

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