Arsenal vs. West Brom: Team News and Likely Starting XI


Arsenal get back into action on Monday night as West Brom visit the Emirates Stadium looking for a third consecutive Premier League victory.

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Arsene Wenger has managed his squad well following the back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Stoke City which prompted a much needed lift in the squad.

Last week we were treated to a performance that showed plenty of focus and after a positive result in the Carabao Cup there’s plenty of names competing for a spot in the team.

Having started his first game in an Arsenal shirt in 493 days during the 0-0 draw against Doncaster, Jack Wilshere will be hoping to feature amongst the substitutes bench next week.

Team News

Wenger is expected to welcome Mesut Ozil back into the squad after the midfielder recovered from a small inflammation in his knee which left him out of the Chelsea and Doncaster games.

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It may have been a game too soon for Calum Chambers on Wednesday night after he was forced off at half-time having angered his injured hip. The defender is now expected to be out until the international break.

Danny Welbeck is now targeting a return after the international break following an injury to his groin that will leave a spot open for Alexis Sanchez to partner Ozil and Lacazette for the first time.

As mentioned above, Jack Wilshere is in line to play a part after making a full 90 minute appearance in the League Cup earlier this week that will have boosted his confidence significantly.

Theo Walcott looked to be in some sort of discomfort when substituted against Doncaster but Wenger reassured that after an assessment there shouldn’t be too much wrong.

Likely Starting XI

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech

Defence: Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal

Wing-backs: Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac

Midfield: Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka

Forwards: Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez

Striker: Alex Lacazette

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