Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(69) 34 Goals 28 (50)
(53) 28 Assists 19 (36)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
26 Average Age 30.2
182.8 Average Height (cm) 184.3
(1.1) 1.1 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(54%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 53% (51%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.5)
(1.8) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lukasz Fabianski Out 6.75
Vassiriki Abou Diaby Out 7.16
André Santos Out 6.74
Laurent Koscielny Out 6.93
Lukas Podolski Out 6.98
Theo Walcott Out 7.24
Bacary Sagna Doubtful 7.04
Player Reason Status Rating
Ben Foster Out 6.84
Craig Dawson Out 6.59

Team News

  • After resting the vast majority of his first team for the trip to Olympiakos in midweek, Arsene Wenger will have a few fit and refreshed players available.
  • Wingers Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski were both left at home in the week with injuries and have not recovered sufficiently to play here.
  • It will be interesting to see if Wenger reverts to playing Aaron Ramsey out wide after the loss against Swansea last week where Walcott and Podolski were on the wings.
  • Ben Foster has undergone successful surgery on a groin injury, and while he remains absent here, he is well on his way to recovery.
  • Steve Clarke made wholesale changes for the game against Stoke last week, and we will probably see the return of the likes of James Morrison and Shane Long here.
  • Craig Dawson is West Brom's only other absentee.

Prediction

  • Arsenal are in dire need of a victory, and after a dour performance - that probably came as a result of underestimating Swansea - last week, they will need to improve here. With the midfield trio of Wilshere, Arteta and Cazorla all rested in midweek, we should expect a strong performance from the home team.
  • West Brom will be hoping to bounce back from successive defeats against Swansea and Stoke, and will be buoyed by the fact that Arsenal lost here last week. Steve Clarke has told his players to take inspiration from the win the Baggies picked up at the Emirates 2 seasons ago (a 3-2 win, then under Roberto Di Matteo).
  • However, Arsenal had a weakened side that day, and that was the only game in their last 5 visits to the Emirates than West Brom managed to avoid defeat. With Arsenal fired up and needing to get their season back on track, they should obtain the necessary victory.
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Comments (7)

 
  • Nice dive by Cazorla there.

  • A glimpse into the future of Arsenal there with the performances from Wilshere and Oxlade.

  • Well..First PK was doubtful decision..but as whole game.. Arsenal deserve to win.. Rest did help All Arsenal Players to come back on their own form..I think..

  • Giroud having a terrible game yet again. I think it's time to start giving up our hopes for this guy.

  • WBA 2:0 Arsenal Odemwingie, Long

  • Arsenal definitely need a win, but i just don't see it happening

  • "Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott are out," Wenger said.