Official teams and preview of West Brom v Arsenal

Arsenal will go into this away game with West Brom on a real high after beating Borussia Dortmund and qualifying for the next round of the Champions League. The manner of the victory could be just as important as well, because it will have proved to the players that Arsenal can defend and keep a clean sheet against a very good side as well as creating chances and scoring goals.

But there have also been a lot of injury worries for Arsene Wenger to deal with and this may have affected the Gunners preparations for this early kick off. There is some good news for the Arsenal squad, though, as Danny Welbeck has recovered from his knee and hamstring problems and is fine to start.

The fit again Olivier Giroud also starts, so it will be interesting to see how Arsenal line up with the two strikers on the pitch, either in a 4-4-2 formation or with the England forward moved out wide. I suspect the latter as young Chamberlain also drops to the bench, as does Nacho Monreal with Laurent Koscielny back alongside Per Mertesacker.

UNfortunately however, our first chopice keeper is not ready to come back into the side so young Martinez keeps his place and will hopefully be as calm and assured as he was on Wednesday night.

Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Ramsey, Flamini, Cazorla
Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck

Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Bellerin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Podolski

Arsenal should win this one if we play like we have in the last two games, but with us this season, you never know…

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    1. Jesus that was nerve racking, i had another heart attack when the ox went down.
      GK is doing well


  1. I dont think ox is rested wenger said that once giroud(not competing with anyone for cf) welback will play lw and we all know who will be 1st pick for rw role sanchez vs ox,sanchez win.i think ox better get used to the bench life.i feel sorry for the kid because he was producing top performancies for us

    1. Man, I’d like to think he’s rested. Besides, it could merely be just to have a different and feasible formation.

      1. @kickassfan dont say i didnt warn you because every interview wenger takes.the man said it belback will play lw once giroud is back,as for gibbs i like to believe that he had a litle injury.wenger doent rotate

  2. 3-0 to the arsenal….look at wenger rotating player…I think he shoud play 3 in the middle 2 up top and just let Sanchez run around freely…but either I like this line up or maybe in just happy to see a actual bk 4..and yea WENGER JUST ROTATED SOME PLAYERS

      1. So what….long as we win I care less who he plays out wide….last yr this time we only had the donkey the lamp post whatever y’all call him…but rimind me where we was at again? ..yea I dont thin its 8th

  3. Don’t mind Martinez at the posts . Really want szczeny to fight for his place . Though still wondering when rosicky will get his place in the starting line up

  4. and shamboLic mertesacker would be made to look good and start gaining automatic immunity cuz of Kos d boss’s presence.

  5. its the first time Giroud, welbeck and sanchez are playing together.

    i think they will do a great job together and gonna be so many goals hopefully.

    giroud holds the ball, flick it to sanchez, sanchez dribble and put a nice cross to Danny to tap in.

  6. Off topic….anybody saw that vermalen will be out for another 4-6 months after surgery? ?…I loved him when he was here but….I think we finally got 1 over ok n Barcelona…best 15million we’ve ever made…get well soon tho verm

  7. 4-4-2 –



    Which one is it?

  8. Come on now people wenger does not rotate! Welback now is a lw for the rest of the season and for ox i feel sorry for the in our last 4 previous games he was on form

  9. wenfer Genius, at 24min monreal who was lightly injured substituted by gibbs, why not starting gibbs?

  10. We are just an average mid-table team. We need to accept this fact. The days of trying to win the PL and invincibles has been over for a decade.

    I would recommend for your mental well being to accept that Arsenal are Average, slightly above average thanks to Sanchez who will figure this concept out too, either next summer or summer after when he forces a transfer. A top talented player wants more than money.

  11. We’re a little flat with all this rotation of the front 3. I think we need Ox or Campbell to come on for Welbeck, move Alexis to the left and Giroud in the centre

  12. Defensive shape good but where’s our midfield? For me ox for welbeck or giroud off welbeck up front and ox on.

  13. Glad I woke up early here in the states to watch this weekly rendition of Arsenal laying a Premier League egg. The might WBA seems to be unbeatable at home
    (lost last 3)

    Im with Cowardly, mid table talent @ best.

    1. I’m on the west coast, 4:45 AM wake up, but hard to stay awake w this football, same story for last 5 yrs, no consistent scorers, Ramsey really lost his way? Santi brilliant on the ball but no shot, cant figure out Welbeck, Ox finally looking dangerous, so he is benched,

  14. Cazorla is so frustrating, he always gets in very good goal scoring positions but his accuracy and shooting always let’s him down, he has got the weakest shot ever. I his first season I thought he would have worked and improved in this but it does not look like happening..


  15. We are gonna win guy..chill out and watch the game…remember burnly?..patients people….I see improvement in our team..we’re finally creating chances and look solid at the bk

  16. really miss sagna, speed down the right, crosses, creation, big loss, not sure I see top 4 this year…

    1. yes. but once the spherical object reaches the back of thy net last touched by Santi, that curse shall be broken.

  17. If we draw 0-0, Wenger will look at positives at least our defence didn’t concede si no DM in Jan.

    Scratch that 1-0 COYG

  18. Ramsey just shoots every time he gets the ball. Could be defending on a corner and he still shoots. Reminds me of what I used to do on FIFA 96

  19. Thank the lord that cue ball linesmen doesnt have a F**€£*G clue about what constitutes offside.

    General ? Do all Sports referees suck?

  20. Oh no. now what. Who do we have left for defensive cover if Gibbs gets injured.

    Another reason loaning Le Coq looks stupid. He can ay LB

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