Posted on April 21, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal v West Brom – Predicted line-up and score prediction

Arsenal host West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates tonight, in what has swiftly become a must-win game. Manchester United closed the gap between themselves and us to only one point last night, and a failure to secure all three points tonight would put serious doubt on our chances to finish within the Champions League places.

Despite our highly important fixture, attendance is expected to be down this evening, which could have an adverse affect on the players, and West Brom will be hoping to cement their place in the top division for next season. The Baggies sit nine points ahead of Norwich City, who have four matches remaining (and a much worse goal difference), and a three points will almost officially confirm their stay in the PL.

We go into the match with a near-full squad to choose from, with only Flamini and Oxlade unavailable, although Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere will not feature tonight, despite the trio having returned to training in recent weeks.

Arsene Wenger has named an unchanged outfield line-up since beating Everton on March 13, with only Cech coming in for Ospina in goal. We have had at least a week between fixtures in that time however, and I expect the Frenchman to make some changes for tonight’s fixture in order to keep the side fresh.

Aaron Ramsey is likely to start one of our two upcoming fixtures, while Danny Welbeck has had his fitness questioned in recent months, and I believe he will be rested for tonight’s match. On paper, the weekend’s trip to survival-hunting Sunderland looks the tougher tie, so I expect changes to a number of positions.

Predicted starting XI:

Cech
Bellerin  Gabriel  Koscielny  Gibbs
Coquelin   Elneny
Ramsey     Ozil      Sanchez
Giroud

This team should be more than competent enough to beat West Brom, but our recent form has been lacklustre, and I predict us to settle for a one-goal victory at 2-1 tonight.

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11 thoughts on “Arsenal v West Brom – Predicted line-up and score prediction

  1. Arsenal007

    I’m tired of the heartbreak.
    I want Arsenal to win. But I sadly don’t see that.
    My mates and I are sitting out the match at home. We decided not to go watch it live.
    Hope we’re not alone doing this.

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    1. Disturbance

      I respect you man! Hope other follow your example! We can make a change. The WengerOut banners need to fly high or the stadium needs to be empty. It’s the only way to provoke the rich bastards to react.

      //www.change.org/p/the-arsenal-fans-if-we-make-our-voices-strong-enough-so-that-the-board-finally-hears-sack-arsene-wenger

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    2. SoOpa AeoN

      Yippee……….. Thursday Night Football here we come

      .

      Favouritsm (Ramsey) is back in the starting Line-up!

      Same-oLd!
      Same-oLd!
      Same-oLd!

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  2. Gunner

    I long for the days that we used to smash teams at the Emirates..

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  3. Arsenal_Girl

    Cech, Koscielny, Gabriel, Bellerin, Coquelin, Eleney, Ozil and Sanchez are fine.

    Gibbs, Giroud and Ramsey will be a question mark until game time.

    Hopefully, Ozil can get an assist at least. He needs 2 more to tie Henry and 3 to get it for himself

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  4. ras911

    The team has always been more than competent to beat most sides, they just fail to deliver against the odds sometimes. Ever since January i lost the confidence i had for us to beat the smaller teams. What’s the point of beating Leicester twice if we can’t beat West Brom comfortably. I agree with @Arsenal_Girl, i just hope Ozil gets his assists. Even if we have to lose him this summer at least we’d take in a lot of money for the best assist player of the season and all time best assist player in EPL history

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  5. irishgunner

    I honestly hope we lose tonight and miss out on top 4 it is what the management and board deserve, if we get into champions league it will be the same old story. Wenger needs step down as manager he has lost the dressing room and its not fair with the talented squad we have that we find ourselves in this position every year,

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    1. Gunner

      @irishgunner
      Yeah we do have a talented squad – its AW that doesn’t get his motivation and tactics right..Look how Klopp has transformed Brenda’s old team and how Claudio Ranieri has managed to take his team to the top of the PL.

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  6. Tas

    off topic =my conspiracy theory

    While we are all shouting “Stan Out” I have a sneaky feeling that old Stan is plotting an exit from Arsenal

    He has not splashing the cash for a few years so that he can sell his shares and also be able to take 60% of the money in the bank and no one can say anything after all its his money and we wanted him out,

    If this happens we will have problems buying top players even with Alisher Usmanov who I believe is preparing to buy the club, why ells would he buy out his partners shares a couple of months ago,

    Alisher will have cash flow problems what with buying Stan’s 60% and pumping in cash for new players, it’s has been reported that he has lost a lot of money from the present situation in Russia,

    AW will be Stan’s new manager for his club and new stadium in LA and he will take one or two players on a free transfer BOOM BOBS YOUR UNCLE” Stan got his two billion for his new venture without needing to borrow from the banks,

    all this will happen next year or so when the new stadium is built and AW contract ends

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      Boy…….it will be a dream come true……… Take him to LA

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  7. Kempinski

    The team has performed poorly with a full stadium,maybe they can do better with an empty one…DO it tonight and i guarantee you the attention of these bastards at the helm of our club!!!

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