No Ozil or Lucas, Welbeck starts: West Brom v Arsenal teams

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Arsenal team news 2016

Arsenal take on West Brom at the Hawthorns, having won just one of their last four Premier League games.

Despite games in hand, there’s a gap when it comes to points on the board and the team need to come back to London with all three today.

Here are the official line-ups.

West Brom: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Livermore, Fletcher (c); Brunt, Chadli, McClean; Rondon

Subs: Myhill; Olsson, Robson-Kanu, Yacob, M Wilson, Leko, Field

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Welbeck, Walcott, Alexis

Subs: Ospina, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Elneny, Coquelin, Iwobi, Giroud

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Frank

surely we have another defender?

Yolo Toure

Like for real, where the fuck is Ozil?!

Liam Bradys left peg

Didnt you hear?…. “he’s always iiill, he’s arsene wengers man, he doesnt give a damn, weve got mesut ozil”.

Paul

I think giving them a one player start is dangerous.

Anonymarse

Perhaps we should try to sneak an extra one on instead

Toure motors

I know we’ve criticised the manager but starting with 10 players is a novel approach!!☺

Magnus Andersson

Only ten men? 🙂

Jon

Kos you forget kos

Juan Cornetto

Only starting 10 men, it’s an interesting strategy let’s see if it pays off. Who says Wenger doesn’t do innovative tactics.

whistP

Finally Wenger shook things up. Starting 10 players is the way to go 🙂

Alex

No Özil? Then the win is ours!

Deano

Just like the Liverpool and Bayern debacles?

Don

Should win today regardless. Can have no excuses against out of form West Brom side.
I think we can take it as read that neither Perez nor Ozil will be at the club next season. Pity, would’ve liked to have seen Perez given an opportunity.

JC14

All about pace with this line up. We really need to start fast and blow them away in the first 25 minutes so we don’t allow their usual slow time wasting tactics. Get the job done early, with this team selection I think it might actually be possible.

Stefan

Sorry, accidental downvote. Pace is the way to go.

Ian Ure

Walcott likes goals against The Baggies. First goal and 2-1 win.

cygan'sbaldspot

Lucas P(odolski).

zim gooner

10 players on the starting 11 is the best wenger tactic to win away!

Joel Carter

Very exciting attacking looking team. Let’s hope they click.

Runzac

Opinions are great. The internet is great. Supporting Arsenal is great.Pulis is a c#&%. Playing Özil seems not so great. WTF?

Sean

Don’t care how unpopular this opinion’s become with some people (how it’s even unpopular pisses me off), Ozil’s an absolutely fucking incredible player and I just want to see him playing again!

Shonky

Come on Welbz!!

Diarra

Ozil leaving in the summer?

Diarra

Injured apparently

Clarky

Arsenal FC says Ozil and Perez both injured (hamstring and thigh respectively), before anyone jumps to any overblown conclusions

Anonymarse

Liking that midfield and attack

Bryanclayden

If remember rightly, I didn’t see perez in any of the training ground photos yesterday so might have a knock.Ozil was in them

Marcus

That’s a good line up, more than capable of making Pulis cry. COYG!

shokim

We should give it a real go and come back to London with all three points. It’s imperative.

Post January Blip

I think we’ve got a potent attack today, we’ll just need to stay disciplined at the back when West Brom are on the ball. The last thing we’ll want is to give away needless free kicks like we have done from time to time this season.

It’s all well and good working on how to defend set pieces, but if you’re making fouls in silly areas of the pitch against teams like this it could be one of those days.

Three points please!

Paul

Good to see Elneny back on the bench.

Gunners 4 life

Come on Gunners we need all 3 points today

Tim

It’s good to see Arsenal have figured out how to use Xhaka. He needs to CMs in front of him to shield him. He is more like Pirlo than Vidal, unlike his reputation.

I think he’ll benefit from having Chambo and Rambo hassling the opposition midfield.

Paul

Love our away supporters…

Liam Bradys left peg

I see pulis has created another legion of orcs.

ramgooner

The stats at half time say West Brom have only made 4 fouls and us 3. Cam somebody confirm this? Unbelievable

Arse-Head

Typical start to a second half, can actually script Arsenal games now. Same shit every time

Kevin

Ramsey is utter rubbish – both Dawson goals down to him

The goooch

Yep,can’t pass,can’t defend,can’t run,can’t score goals.
What does he bring to this team

He's got no hair but we don't care...
He's got no hair but we don't care...

Pathetic. Let’s hear the same excuses from the manager and his supporters.
Just can’t believe they don’t get bored of it.

Thank you but leave.

Deano

Glad he realised the big threat they were at set pieces before kick off. Well dealt with, good to have 6f 7″ Per sat on the bench.

The goooch

Zonal marking don’t help when it gives these big guys a run against static defender’s but Wenger knows best

Espen

Our midfield looks like whipped cream. Just end the season already.

TR7 > CR7

Two corners and an individual mistake from Ospina. #BouldOut #OspinaOut

Liam Bradys left peg

Well thats that then. No top 4. No st totteringhams day. Wenger out.

Liam Bradys left peg

What a fkin joke. We all know wba stats. Goals from set pieces. Great game to start Giroud who can defend corners better than our defenders can but no. Lightweights welly and wally. Wenger out.

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