Following Sunday’s triumph against Stoke City, Arsenal travel to face West Brom away from home in the midweek Capital One Cup later today. The Gunners who stand right at the top of the table, have some major injury woes which would lead Arsene Wenger to field a much younger team than what he would normally do.
West Brom on the other side, have been struggling to get their season running, but with a win over Sunderland in the weekend, Steve CLarke and his men will be aiming to continue where they left off.
Although Arsenal are buzzing with confidence and are at the top of the table, they will eventually have to face bigger oppositions and may come down in the league as the season progress. Wenger’s main aim has to be the League cup’ this season as it seems to be a realistic chance for them to pick up a trophy and present Mesut Ozil and other stars their first winners medal.
As far as the team news is concerned, expect a couple of youngsters along side Vermaelen and Mikel Arteta to be fielded. Serge Gnabry who started last game in the absence of Theo Walcott will likely retain his first team bert. The likes of Ozil and Ramsey are expected to be rested. Newly recruited goalkeeper Viviano might as well make his Arsenal debut today.
Here is a possible XI that Wenger might deploy: