Arsenal are scheduled to face West Bromwich Albion on the road in tonight’s Premier League clash. The Gunners are currently 14th on the table with 20 points, but they have recently found momentum with back-to-back wins.
Bernd Leno has played every minute of the Gunners’ league games this term and he is expected to start in goal against the Baggies.
In the backline, no changes are likely. David Luiz is available for selection following illness, but Pablo Mari should continue to partner Rob Holding in the central defence. Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney should continue to feature in the right and left-back positions respectively.
Likewise, no changes are likely in the midfield. Thomas Partey has yet to return to full training after his thigh problem and he remains on the sidelines. Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka have done well together and should keep their places ahead of Dani Ceballos.
Alexandre Lacazette has been in good scoring form with three goals in his last three appearances in all competitions and he is likely to lead the line. In such a case, Arteta may have to drop Gabriel Martinelli to the bench to start Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the left wing.
Elsewhere, Emile Smith-Rowe should be an automatic choice in the number 10 role with Mesut Ozil still out of contention. Bukayo Saka has stood out in recent games from the right wing position and he has been deemed fit after overcoming his knock against Brighton.
Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-3-3): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney; Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Alexandre Lacazette