Confirmed: Arsenal v West Brom line-ups: Gabriel axed

Arsenal take on West Brom in a game they dare not lose.

Arsenal host West Bromwich Albion in a rare Premier League game on a Thursday night.

The Gunners will be looking for revenge over the Baggies, with West Brom beating them at the Hawthorns earlier in a season with a result which punctured a good run from Arsenal.

They are now all but out of the title race, listed at 150/1 with some bookies, and failure to beat West Brom will seal their fate.

More pressing perhaps is a need to stay in the top four and secure Champions League qualification. Arsenal are in fourth place and just one point above Manchester United, although this is their game in hand. If they slip up then they will put themselves under real pressure for the remaining four games of the season.

Arsene Wenger is under pressure as a result of the team's faltering title challenge, and this is a game he resultantly dare not lose, yet that may be a factor West Brom can take advantage of in front of an increasingly impatient crowd.

Here is a look at how the two teams line up for the fixture at The Emirates.

Arsenal lineup


  • Petr Cech
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Mohamed Elneny
  • Alex Iwobi
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Paulista, Francis Coquelin, Joel Campbell, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck.

West Brom lineup


  • Ben Foster
  • James Chester
  • Craig Dawson
  • Jonny Evans
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Darren Fletcher
  • James McClean
  • Sandro
  • Stéphane Sessegnon
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Saido Berahino

Substitutes: Boaz Myhill, Jonas Olsson, Craig Gardner, Jonathan Leko, Callum McManaman, Victor Anichebe, Salomón Rondón.

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