Confirmed line-ups: West Brom vs Arsenal; Gunners superstar misses out

Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal celebrates as Alan Pardew, manager of Crystal Palace reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park...

West Bromwich Albion welcome Arsenal to the Hawthorns in the Premier League today.

Former manager of Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Alan Pardew arrives to work for the media ahead of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Manchester City at the...

West Brom starting line-up and substitutes:

 

Arsenal line-up and substitutes:

 

The Baggies play host to the Gunners today in the Premier League, with both sides are in desperate need of all three points, which should equate to a thrilling encounter at the Hawthorns.

West Brom have been woeful this season, and currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League table, four points adrift of safety, having not won a league game since August.

Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on October 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Arsenal, meanwhile, haven't exactly been pulling up any trees themselves, and occupy sixth position in the table, four points adrift of the Champions League spots, although they do have a game in hand on those inside the top four.

Amazingly, there has not been a draw between the two sides in their last eight encounters, with the north London outfit winning six of those.

Managers Arsene Wenger (L) of Arsenal issues instructions to his players as Alan Pardew of Newcastle looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal...

Alan Pardew is in the difficult position whereby his side cannot match the Gunners from a playing perspective, but will be expected to take the game to the visitors, considering the plight that they find themselves in.

The game kicks off today at 16:30, and can be seen live and exclusive on Sky Sports.

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