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How should Arsene Wenger’s men line up against the Baggies?

Arsenal host West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday looking to build on their emphatic early season home form.

The Gunners have scored a remarkable 16 goals in their three games at home this season, conceding just once. With Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers and Braga all seen off in style, Arsene Wenger will hope to see his charges make it four in a row.

Despite winning 4-1 against north London rivals Tottenham in the League Cup in midweek, there was some bad news for Wenger. Kieran Gibbs picked up a foot injury and will miss out against the Baggies, while Tomas Rosicky (ankle) and Emmanuel Eboue (knee) are also nursing injuries and will face late fitness tests.

Arsenal have used a fluid 4-3-3 system since the start of last season but have occasionally dropped another defensive midfielder back to help out in front of the defence. However, that doesn’t look likely against West Brom as Wenger will be keen to add to their already impressive goal difference of +10.

Here is the available squad:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Almunia, Lukasz Fabianski, Vito Mannone, Wojciech Szczesny.

Defenders: Bacary Sagna, Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny, Sebastien Squillaci, Johan Djourou, Gael Clichy.

Midfielders: Abou Diaby, Tomas Rosicky, Samir Nasri, Denilson, Alex Song, Jack Wilshere, Emmanuel Eboue.

Forwards: Carlos Vela, Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh.

Here is Goal.com UK's prediction:

Almunia; Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy; Nasri, Song, Wilshere; Rosicky, Chamakh, Arshavin.


4-3-3

GOALKEEPER

Manuel Almunia

RIGHT-BACK
CENTRE BACK
CENTRE BACK
LEFT-BACK

Bacary Sagna

Sebastien Squillaci

Laurent Koscielny

Gael Clichy


CENTRE MIDFIELD
CENTRE MIDFIELD
CENTRE MIDFIELD

Samir Nasri

Alex Song

Jack Wilshere


RIGHT FORWARD
CENTRE FORWARD
LEFT FORWARD

Tomas Rosicky

Marouane Chamakh

Andrey Arshavin


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