West Brom vs Arsenal: Preview, Team news and Predicted line-up


Arsenal will look to get their stuttering season back on track when they face West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after consecutive losses to Swansea City and rivals Manchester United. The North London club are down in eighth place in the League table with just 17 points from 12 games, which is our worst start to a campaign in over 20 years.

The Emirates club had a morale boosting win against Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday and the team will be hoping to carry on the momentum. It was certainly one of the best performance we had this season and if we can replicate that today then three points will certainly be ours for the taking.

West Brom themselves are struggling and are currently in 13th place with 13 points from 12 games. The Baggies will also come into the game on the back of two consecutive losses in the Premier League against Newcastle United and Chelsea. We cannot afford to drop any more points, if we are to have any hopes of catching the teams at the top.


Szczesny hasn’t trained since picking up a pelvic injury last weekend against Manchester United, so Emiliano Martinez will once again start in goal after putting up an impressive in the mid-week.

Koscielny is back in contention for a start after being an unused substitute in the game against Dortmund and will likely partner Mertesacker at the heart of the Gunners defence.

Jack Wilshere will be out for around three months after undergoing surgery on the ankle injury he suffered against United last weekend. Mikel Arteta is also out with a calf problem, so Ramsey will partner Flamini at the center of the park.

Sanogo is ruled out with a hamstring strain he suffered in midweek, while Welbeck will face a late fitness test so Olivier Giroud is likely to start for the first time since returning from injury.



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