All our games our potential must wins now, with top four still not guaranteed. We’ve been poor recently and need to bounce back against West Brom, who really have nothing to play for at this point.
Arsene Wenger could rotate a little given the congested fixture list, but he’ll still want to put out a strong side.
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up against West Brom this Thursday:
GK) Petr Cech
Cech was largely at fault for the goal we conceded against Crystal Palace, but he should still keep his place ahead of David Ospina.
RB) Hector Bellerin
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It’s possible the manager will look to rest a number of players, but Bellerin seems unlikely to be one. Calum Chambers is the only one who could replace him, and we still badly need to win all our remaining games.
LB) Kieran Gibbs
Nacho Monreal seems a more likely candidate to be rested, as he may struggle to play three games in a week.
CB) Per Mertesacker
Gabriel Paulista could also be rested, with Per Mertesacker finding himself out in the cold a little at the moment. This could be a good chance to bring the German back into the fold, and if he isn’t played in the next few games that could spell bad news for his career.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
It’s always possible that Koscielny could instead be the one who’s rested, but it seems more likely that the Brazilian will be the one to miss out.
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