The teams have been announced for our Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion, and Arsene Wenger has made three changes from the team that drew with Crystal Palace.
Petr Cech continues in goal despite his mistake for Yannick Bolasie’s goal, with David Ospina remaining on the bench. Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal both keep their place on the flanks, but it’s a new centre-back pairing between them. Laurent Koscielny has been reunited with Per Mertesacker, while Gabriel Paulista is relegated to the bench.
There’s a big change in midfield, with Francis Coquelin being replaced by Aaron Ramsey – the Welshman getting his first start in neary two months. Mohamed Elneny starts alongside him, presumably as the more defensively minded of the pair.
Mesut Özil, Alexis Sanchez, and Alex Iwobi all keep their places ahead of them, but Danny Welbeck has been dropped in favour of Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman has been struggling for form recently, but Welbeck is only recently back from injury, and other than his assist last weekend he was fairly ineffective.
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The West Brom team is as follows:
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Although the title is now well out of reach, there’s still plenty to play for. We can definitely still beat Manchester City to third place, while if we continue our poor form then we risk being overtaken by Manchester United.
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With City still to play this game against the Baggies could be really important, so we need to make sure we take all three points.