Arsenal take on West Bromwich Albion this evening and we expect Mesut Özil, Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez to all start for the first time.
Matchday: Team News – Player Ratings – Match Highlights
Match: Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Mon 25 Sep 20:00
It’s a huge match for the Gunners. After the rest of the top six won on Saturday, Arsenal need all three points against West Brom to keep up.
Arsene Wenger’s men will go up to seventh with a win against a team they’ve beaten in each of the last six meetings at the Emirates.
Here’s how we think the Gunners will line up:
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- Arsenal keen to land €100m-priced striker who rejected move to Gunners in 2017
- Arsenal ‘open talks’ with World Cup winner to replace outgoing Dani Ceballos
GK) Petr Cech
RCB) Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny should start and skipper the side.
CB) Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi will play.
LCB) Nacho Monreal
The Spaniard should start. Nacho Monreal has greatly improved in the last few weeks after a slow start to the season.
RWB) Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin will start and be looking to continue his excellent run of form.
CM) Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka will start.
CM) Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey should play in midfield. The Welshman has been in good form in recent weeks.
LWB) Sead Kolasinac
Sead Kolasinac has been Arsenal’s best player this season and should start at left wing-back.
RAM) Mesut Özil
The German returned to training last week and we think he will go straight back into the starting lineup. Mesut Özil is a key player to this team.
LAM) Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez has been working on his match fitness but there were doubts about his starting spot before the injury to Danny Welbeck. The Englishman’s knock changes that and Sanchez should come in for him.
ST) Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette will undoubtedly start.