Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hands a start to Alexis Sanchez for the Premier League encounter with West Bromwich Albion.
manager Arsenal has handed a start to Arsene Wenger for the Premier League encounter with Alexis Sanchez . West Bromwich Albion
Since missing out on a transfer away from the Emirates Stadium, Sanchez has been restricted to substitute appearances in the top flight, but Wenger has opted to use the Chilean from the start for the showdown with the Baggies.
is absent through injury, while Danny Welbeck misses out altogether, with Alex Iwobi being preferred in midfield and Mohamed Elneny being given a role further forward. Aaron Ramsey
As for West Brom, head coach
has handed the captaincy to Tony Pulis as the midfielder breaks the record for number of appearances in the Premier League. Gareth Barry also features from the start as he makes a return to his former club, while Kieran Gibbs gets the nod in attack. Hal Robson-Kanu also comes into the team, with Allan Nyom and Chris Brunt the players to drop out of the side which Matt Phillips drew 0-0 with West Ham United nine days ago. Arsenal: Cech, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Bellerin, Xhaka, Elneny, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Nyom, Evans, Hegazi, Dawson, Gibbs, Barry, Livermore, Krychowiak, Rodriguez, Robson-Kanu Subs: Myhill, Yacob, Morrison, Rondon, Phillips, Brunt, McClean
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