Arsenal take on West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates later in a must-win Premier League clash. The Gunners need to get back to winning ways after consecutive defeats against Everton and Manchester City.
Match: Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Mon 26 Dec 15:00
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up:
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GK) Petr Cech
The Czech stopper should keep his place in goals this afternoon. Few players are guaranteed a starting place in the Premier League but Petr Cech is as likely as any.
RB) Hector Bellerin
The Spaniard is another who will undoubtedly start this afternoon. Hector Bellerin is still getting back to full fitness after his injury but should play the full 90 minutes this afternoon.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
The Frenchman will keep his place and captain the side this afternoon. Laurent Koscielny will be desperately hoping to keep a clean sheet against West Brom after failing to keep the opponents out for an incredible 12 consecutive matches.
CB) Gabriel Paulista
The Brazilian has done a pretty good job filling in for Shkodran Mustafi and the German is expected to remain on the sidelines until the new year, giving Gabriel Paulista another chance to impress.
LB) Nacho Monreal
Nacho Monreal should keep his place in the Arsenal back four this afternoon. It’s close between him and Kieran Gibbs but we think the Spaniard will just edge him out.