Arsene Wenger has named his team for the match against West Brom this afternoon. The Gunners welcome Tony Pulis’ men to the Emirates knowing that nothing less than a win will do.
Match: Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Mon 26 Dec 15:00
Arsene Wenger has made a couple of changes to the side which lost to Manchester City last week, with the absence of Theo Walcott being the biggest. It’s unclear why the Englishman will miss out but his place has been taken by Olivier Giroud.
Petr Cech continues in goal behind Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Paulista and Laurent Koscielny but there is a change at left-back with Kieran Gibbs coming in for Nacho Monreal.
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Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin continue alongside each other in midfield but the big changes come up front. Theo Walcott will miss the match with Olivier Giroud coming into the starting lineup. The Frenchman will be supported by Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi out wide and Mesut Özil in midfield. Aaron Ramsey and Jeffe Reine-Adelaide get places on the Arsenal bench.
Subs: Ospina, Holding, Monreal, Ramsey, Elneny, Perez, Reine-Adelaide
West Brom Lineup:
Subs: Myhill, Olsson, Robson-Kanu, Morrison, Gardner, McClean, Galloway