Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Take On WBA

By on October 4, 2013

Arsenal travel to the Midlands on Sunday to take on West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns looking to cement their position at the top of the table.

The Gunners head into the game in superb form, sitting top two points clear at the top of the Premier League following a 2-1 win away at Swansea City last weekend.

Arsene Wenger’s men also put in a stunning display to see-off Napoli 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday night so you’d expect the Frenchman to make limited changes to his line-up this weekend.

He will be forced into at least one change though, with right-back Bacary Sagna ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring strain picked up in midweek, so Carl Jenkinson will come in at the back.

The only other change I would like to see is Jack Wilshere replace Tomas Rosicky in attack. The Czech international made his first start in a month against Napoli but looked rusty so I’d prefer Wilshere to start and bring Rosicky on in the second half.

Otherwise it should be the same team that put in the excellent performance on Tuesday night. Here is the line-up I’d go with:

What do you think of the team? What would your preferred line-up be?

26 Comments

  1. daniel

    October 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    good line up..,but i’d prefer rosicky in wilshere’s position

    • Aussie Jack

      October 4, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      Me too! Wilshire ,seems to me, to have lost the edge a little.

  2. hmd

    October 4, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Leave wilshere out

  3. pistolpete

    October 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I think a good team as for Rosicky or Wilshire i really don’t know as i think both good so i will leave that one to Arsene.

  4. deprof

    October 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    rosicky stil preferable to wilshere

  5. Zize gww

    October 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Gud line up but,wht of carzola?

    • uwakxy

      October 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Cazorla is injured

  6. frank haruna

    October 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I prefer rosicky 2 start

  7. uwakxy

    October 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Dnt u think gnabry should start on the right nd ramsey moves to his natural position

    • SamGunz

      October 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      agreed, give flamini a rest.

  8. Dike chinedu

    October 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Wuld prefer rosy 2 wilpower

  9. Enebeli Bobby

    October 4, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Rosicky would av bin a better option instead Jackie but all dsame am wishing my humble self and all Arsenal fan a victorious week

  10. Zealous

    October 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I prefer jack nd rosisky to start while we shift flamini to de right back becos of injured sagna, Daido Beh dats de winner against Man. U has more speed nd pace so I dont think Carl can handle him well or Varminator shld be given a start whiles we play Koser at de right back.

  11. Mannix

    October 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    I also prefer Rosisky to start ahead of Wilshere coz when Rosisky is on his form the guy is good but also i consider his age he can’t play 2 games in a week so Wilshere can start and search for his form and help everybody to feel accomodated.

  12. Kpawujay

    October 5, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I prefer Serge 2 start.

  13. John

    October 5, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I prefer jack to start coz rozy is better when substitueted 2nd half:but i think
    szyz
    jenk per kosc gib
    artet flam
    ram oz gnabry
    groud

  14. bimbo

    October 5, 2013 at 4:41 am

    I prefere R7 to strt ahead of Jack.

  15. BABANGIDA DR.

    October 5, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Up gunners wt’f park young

  16. Sean

    October 5, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Carl Jenkinson will do ok….no worries. I feel we need Flamini in the team though especially because of West Brom’s physical style of play. I don’t think Ramsey does well on the flanks though… In any case Arsenal to win 3-0 in this game.

  17. petie

    October 5, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I think Wilshere would start. He didn’t play in midweek and with the recent media frenzy about the cigarette incidence, i think he needs to feel the support of his manager and belief of the club in his footballing qualities cos putting him on the bench may not help his confidence. By the way who suggested to give Flamini a rest? Have you seen that guys stats this season? Flamini is the beast in arsenal’s midfeild at present and “resting” him would be criminal in my opinion!!

  18. murphy

    October 5, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Good line up buh I think Gnarby to start from d right flank and Flamini,Ramsey n Arteta should be incharge of d Defensive midfield by two of them to start n one to come in in d 2nd half depending on d situation of d game

  19. Antique Gunmen

    October 5, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Arsene should know werther he goin’ to play the winning team or rotation squad. Arsene should know every squad members fitness. Our team is on fire and with our best confidence of play, I won’t mind if Arsene play the rotation squad and bench some star like Ozil or Giroud. With any neccessary tactics, I’m sure we are goin’ to get 3 points to secure top of the league.

  20. Junior

    October 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

    N wenger i blive with any player but i plfer gnab 2 start. I hpoe w ll have 18 p 2moro…

  21. Michael

    October 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Wishing all arsenal fan all the best. Apart from injured sagna other should hold there positions ars 3 wba 1

  22. Joyce

    October 6, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Wilshere shud start n bring in rosy in d 2nd half,wilshere needs a more playin tym 2 get his form back,we cant afford losin wilshere, i still blive my arsenal,up gunners

  23. Gekonde Zblon

    October 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    all of them are cool.Anybody can do.

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