Arsene Wenger revealed that right-back Bacary Sagna will miss out for this tie and in his place Carl Jenkinson will start. The Frenchman is out for three weeks, after suffering from a hamstring injury. Wenger will continue with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny at the centre while the ever reliable Gibbs will deputize on the left-hand side.
Wenger is missing few midfielders through injury but he has plenty of options as well. In the centre, he can deploy either of Mikel Arteta or Flamini alongside in-form Aaron Ramsey.
Wenger confirmed that Jack Wilshere will play on the wings which means either youngster Serge Gnarby or Tomas Rosicky will take up the right flank, while Mesut Ozil will as usual operate as classic no 10, behind Olivier Giroud.
Prediction – 2-2. The Gunners are on a terrific run at the moment and they would be looking to carry the momentum to each and every game. However, West Brom are coming into this match on the back of a 2-1 victory over Manchester United. Last time, when the two sides met, it was in the Capital One Cup, where the Baggies lost out in the penalties. So, expect them to give a strong fight and may earn a point here.
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