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Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Face West Brom

Arsenal take on West Brom at the Hawthorns on Wednesday night in the third round of the Capital One Cup. Here’s my predicted starting eleven for the game.

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Arsenal take on West Brom at the Hawthorns on Wednesday night in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Boss Arsene Wenger has been dealt a huge injury blow ahead of the game with Theo Walcott ruled out for up to a month with an abdominal injury. The problem was picked up during the warm up for Sunday’s game with Stoke and his replacement that day, Serge Gnabry, is set to deputise once again tomorrow.

Ryo Miyaichi and Emmanuel Frimpong are also pushing for a starts with Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey all set to be rested. Mikel Arteta returned on Sunday – making a late substitute appearance – so he’s in line to make his first start of the season.

Lukas Fabianski is expected to be given the gloves ahead of summer signing Viviano while Thomas Vermaelen, Nacho Monreal and Carl Jenkinson are all expected to be given some game-time.

The match will also see the return of forgotten man Nicklas Bendtner who is set to make his first appearance in an Arsenal shirt in over two years. Here’s my predicted starting eleven:

What would be your preferred starting eleven for the game? Share your suggestions below.



  1. Kayode Adeloye

    September 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Frimpong was not involved in the training yesterday so I do not think he is in the squad. I will prefer Ozil to come in place of Frimpong cos he needs more games to increase his sharpness in English football. Another option is to move Arteta behind Bendtner if Frimpong is available for selection.
    Gnabry should be told to hug the lines instead of coming in to congest the midfield as he did against Stoke.

  2. ShockingBehavior

    September 25, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Frimpong needs the games. this suggests he is on his way out. couldve been a Fans favourite!

  3. Ian Hawthorne

    September 25, 2013 at 11:01 am

    My only comment is that our failure to land a striker is going to cost us dearly. We may now have the creativity of Ozil, but with no Walcott or Ox on the right and no Poldi or Santi on the left, where are the goals going to come from agianst a quality team like Napoli. When Theo and Santi return we will be dangerous from all over the pitch but can we win away to Swansea and WBA?

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