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4-2-3-1 with Alexis Sanchez axed and Laurent Koscielny ruled out: Best Arsenal Lineup vs West Brom?

Arsenal go in to this weekend’s clash against West Brom fully knowing the possibility of ending the week as Premier League leaders. Manchester City face Liverpool in a tricky game at Etihad Stadium and it would give Gunners a real shot at stretching the gape at top of the league. Ahead of the kick-off Hawthorns, we take a look at the Predicted Arsenal lineup against West Brom which would see Alexis Sanchez getting a much deserved rest.

Predicted Arsenal lineup against West Brom

Predicted Arsenal lineup against West Brom

Manager Arsene Wenger will have to think long and hard before picking Laurent Koscielny in the starting XI after Frenchman’s emotional distress following the attacks in Paris. Gabriel will be a better bet considering the less than hectic two weeks for him. Bellerin and Monreal will continue their good work from the full-back areas.

Midfield could see a slight alteration with Mathieu Flamini dropping in to the central midfield role alongside Francis Coquelin. This would allow Santi Cazorla to push forward and play in the attack if Alexis gets his deserved rest. The Chilean has been playing constant football in last 12 months and it is high time, he gets a day off.

Manager Arsene Wenger has been contemplating this decision for a while now and one feels he will make that call this wekeend against West Brom. Injuries to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin and Aaron Ramsey would mean that Joel Campbell will start the game from wide right position with Mesut Ozil playing in the number 10 role feeding his striker Olivier Giroud.

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