After a great start to the Premier League campaign, Arsenal will look to continue their good run in the league and put pressure on table toppers Manchester City as the Gunners travel to the Hawthorns to face West Brom on Saturday. Manager Arsene Wenger is forced to pick a squad without six of his injured players which include Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky. The Arsenal boss will welcome Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin into the squad after a brief injury absence. How will they line-up for the clash? Here is their possible playing XI
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
It is certain that former Chelsea goalie Petr Cech will be the Arsenal goalkeeper for the game against West Brom.
Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal
Arsenal will be bolstered by the arrival of their in-form right-back Hector Bellerin from a groin injury hat made him miss the games against Bayern Munich and Tottenham. Frenchman Mathieu Debuchy will leave way for the Spaniard. Bellerin’s Spanish compatriot Nacho Monreal, who is haveing a great season will start as the left-back. Laurent Koscielny will play alongside Per Mertasacker.
Midfield: Francis Coquelin, Mathieu Flamini, Joel Campbell, Mesut Özil Santi Cazorla
In most of the matches this season, Frenchman Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla started as the holding midfielders and the duo has been crucial to Arsenal’s chances this season. But this weekend’s game will see Coquelin teaming up with fellow Frenchman Mathieu Flamini as the holding midfielder as Cazorla will play in the left wing. It has been reported in the press that Alexis Sanchez could be rested for few matches, so, the Chilean likely to miss this one. Injuries to Welshman Aaron Ramsey and England’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain means that Joel Campbell will get an extended run in the right wings. Mesut Ozil will be deployed right behind the striker in the number 10 role.
Forward: Olivier Giroud
Frenchman Olivier Giroud, who is on a goal scoring spree will start for Arsenal as the striker against West Brom and will look to continue his goal scoring spree.