WBA vs Arsenal Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups, Key Man & Predicted Score

By on October 5, 2013

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Arsenal take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon looking to regain top spot in the Premier League table.

The Gunners dropped to second following Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon but we can climb back above the Merseysders if we avoid defeat on Sunday.

However, it will be three points Arsene Wenger is looking for as he looks to try and extend Arsenal’s impressive winning streak to 11 matches, while we haven’t been beaten on the road for 11 games.

We warmed up for this match with a stunning 2-0 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday night so should be heading to the Hawthorns in confident mood.

West Brom will be no pushovers though, as they proved last week against Manchester United when they left Old Trafford with a shock 2-1 win, so we know we’ll ave to be on top form this weekend to come away with anything.

Team News

Unfortunately, Bacary Sagna picked up a hamstring problem in midweek and has been ruled out for three weeks, meaning young Carl Jenkinson will fill in at right back.

The Frenchman joins Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski, Abou Diaby and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the sidelines. Yaya Sanogo is back training but it remains to be seen whether he’s done enough to prove his fitness yet.

Tomas Rosicky returned to the starting eleven on Tuesday after a month out but he looked a little rusty so Arsene Wenger may elect to recall Jack Wilsehre after resting him against Napoli. Otherwise, we should see largely the same team that played so well against the Italians.

West Brom are sweating on the fitness of winger Scott Sinclair who picked up a hamstring problem last week. Saido Berahino, who grabbed the winner in the game, is in line to start if Sinclair fails to make it.

Steve Clarke is expected to name the same side that started at Old Trafford, meaning Chris Brunt and former Gunner Nicolas Anelka may have to make do with places among the subs after recovering from injuries.

Likely Line-Ups

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Key Man

Mesut Ozil: The German was unplayable during the first 45 minutes against Napoli and if he plays like that again on Sunday, West Brom are in for some trouble. His link-up play with Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud in particular has been impressive in recent weeks, so watch out for more of the same this weekend.

Predicted Score

West Brom 1-2 Arsenal: West Brom are a tough side to beat but we’re absolutely flying right now and I see no reason why we shouldn’t pick up all three points to move back to the top of the league.

What would be your starting eleven and whats your predicted score? Share your views below.

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25 Comments

  1. pistolpete

    October 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I will go along with you starting Arsenal line up but i think 1 – 4 will be the score.

  2. jayjay

    October 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    We re taking d league. We have to be consistent. Westbrom 0- Arsenal 4.

  3. mintheping

    October 5, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Hi

    I don’t see Arsenal scoring tomorrow. Comfortable home win, 2-0 I expect.

  4. psalmson

    October 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I think the line up is okay we should be expecting 1 – 3 win over westbrm

    • Ogban

      October 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      That’s mine too. The boys must play out their hearts.no holds barred COYG

  5. Mikel chris

    October 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I wouldn’t want Arteta to start from the bench. Cos he wldnt feature for spain. Rosicky should start for Wilshere. The Team that defeated Napoli. 0-3

  6. mabior lueth

    October 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    i would like Rosicky to start while Arteta in the bench,we must win this game by Arsenal 3:Westbrom2.

  7. Mgbeahuruike magnus uchenna

    October 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Pls i was very hapy to the line up play artate and flamini together so that ramsey can flow in the front. It is a very good formation i love it 0 – 3 up gunners.

  8. Prince Joe

    October 5, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    WBA cannot be obstacle to our winning. 0-3

  9. Hay Why

    October 5, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Arsenal has got to win tomorrow 0-3. Thats my prediction

  10. Teejay

    October 6, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Great line up…. 3 maximum points for Gunners

  11. Anagboso

    October 6, 2013 at 1:00 am

    We need all three point”

  12. Adejoh

    October 6, 2013 at 3:03 am

    So easy 2 b 4 arsenal 3 – 0.

  13. Kitula

    October 6, 2013 at 4:34 am

    This is a mist win game, Rosicky should start instead of Jack. Best practice, Napoli game in CL, AW do the needful.

  14. abdi

    October 6, 2013 at 4:52 am

    westbrom 0 -3 arsenal

  15. Zakson

    October 6, 2013 at 6:19 am

    I think rosicky to start ahead of wilsher wb 0 Ars 3

  16. tunde

    October 6, 2013 at 6:30 am

    WBA1-4Arsenal. The line-up ok

  17. Ody ogubuike

    October 6, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Gud formidable side,gunners hav comparatv advantage ova WBA.arsenal 3,WBA 1.

  18. Gooner Thawe

    October 6, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Hey! Manure problems r nt ours. Why shdnt we win. 4-1 and regaining top spot. Rosicky in for jack plz.

  19. Phill

    October 6, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Lil mozart n ramsey on the flanks,arteta n flamini cm.8 nil to the gunners.

  20. afework

    October 6, 2013 at 7:46 am

    West brom – 0 arsenal – 3 Giroud – ozil – Gibbs you wil se….

  21. Kaka Gadabuke

    October 6, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I prefer dis line: scnzy, jenk, per, kos, gibbs, flamini, ramsey,ozil, rosicky, giroud. Gunners al d way 4-0.up gunnas

    • Bekin

      October 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Do u want us play one man down?

  22. Audu

    October 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Line-up ok.ars3-0wba insha’Allah.

  23. arsene

    October 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    rosicky should be in the starting first eleven. WBA 1-3 Arsenal

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