CONFIRMED: Arsenal & West Brom line-ups

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Here is how Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion will line up for this afternoon’s match at the Emirates:

Arsenal starting XI: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Arteta, Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Kallstrom, Rosicky, Diaby, Sanogo

West Bromwich Albion starting XI: Foster, Dawson, Lugano, Olsson, Brunt, Amilfitano, Mulumbu, Morrison, Dorrans, Sessegnon, Berahino

Subs: Myhill, Anichebe, O'Neil, Sinclair, Vydra, McAuley, Yacob

This match could have been a nervy affair for Arsenal, but following Everton’s defeat on Saturday evening the Gunners know they have secured Champions League football for another season.

What West Brom would give to have a relaxed afternoon, but it will be anything but as the spectre of relegation still looms over the Baggies. That may not be for much longer, because a defeat for Norwich City later in the day would see them down, but for now the pressure weighs heavy on West Brom.

The Gunners have lost just two of their last 15 league encounters with today’s opponents, and Arsenal have found the net in every one of those games.

West Brom have not won back-to-back games since September, and they will have to go some to end that record at the Emirates this afternoon.


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